On June 5, at 7:00 PM, the Iron County Citizen’s Forum, a newly formed education group, is sponsoring a program on aspects of the county forest and county forest withdrawal process at the Town Hall in Oma on Hwy. 51. The program is free and open to the public. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity to learn and ask questions specific to county forest lands. This program is the first, in what the Citizen’s Forum expects to be a series of focused education programs.
Speakers for the program will include Joe Vairus, Iron County Forest Administrator and Joe Schwantes, County and Public Lands Specialist from the DNR Bureau of Forestry. Joe Vairus will give an overview of the natural resources, history and forestry operations on the 3,000+ acres being considered for lease to GTac under the pending iron mining proposal. Joe Schwantes will address the process of county forest land withdrawals, opportunities for citizen input, and ways that the new ferrous mining law will impact the county forest regulations. Each speaker will give a brief presentation followed by a facilitated question and answer period.
For more information on the June 5 program, or for information on the Citizen’s Forum, please contact Terry Daulton, 715-476-3530, firstname.lastname@example.org