Ouachita, Ozark and St. Francis
P.O. Box 1270 605 W. Main
Hot Springs, AR 71902 Russellville, AR 72801
(501) 321-5202 (479) 968-2354
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tracy Powers
May 23, 2005 479-968-2354
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Plan Revision Comment Period Extended
The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Plan Revision comment period has been extended
until Monday, June 27, announced Acting Forest Supervisor Maureen Hyzer.
“In recent weeks, the Forest has conducted numerous public meetings across the state.
Citizens have requested additional time to comment on the proposed plan and we feel their
comments are important,” Hyzer stated. “The Forest Service has made the decision to extend the
comment period an additional 30 days. This will ensure that all interested individuals and groups
will have the opportunity to provide comments on the future management of the forests.”
Comments may be sent to the plan revision team via 1) US Mail at: Plan Revision;
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests; 605 West Main St.; Russellville, AR 72801; 2) email at
firstname.lastname@example.org; or 3) Fax: 479-964-7285.
Some tips to remember when commenting on the Plan Revision effort:
• All comments must include the person’s name and mailing address.
• Submitting a comment is not a voting process-they are considered and analyzed
on the basis of content, not quantity.
• The most effective comments would include specific, comparative, or solution-
Copies of the draft plan are available online at www.aokforests.com. A CD can be
obtained by calling the planning team at 479-964-7551.
“This is a great benefit to those interested in the future management of the Ozark-St.
Francis,” said Hyzer. “We hope that many groups, organizations, agencies and individuals will
take advantage of this extension to provide substantive comments that represent their
interest/favorite activity on public lands.”