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Dear Tribal Friends,

Attached to this memo is an invitation to come and share your thoughts about sacred sites management located on National Forests. I am hopeful you all will be able to join us at one of these upcoming sessions.

Please share this invitation far and wide as we here in Region 5 are trying to outreach in a sincere way to all California Tribal people. Realizing we may not have everyone's contact info...we are hoping you can help us spread the word. Hope to see you all soon....


Merv George
Tribal Relations Program Manager
US Forest Service-R5 Regional Office
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592

Honorable Tribal Leader,
The U.S.D.A. Office of Tribal Relations and the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region 5 would personally like to invite you to attend our listening sessions on the effectiveness of existing department and agency sacred sites laws, regulations, and procedures.
We want to hear from you regarding how to improve U.S.D.A. and Forest Service policies for sacred sites while simultaneously balancing the mission of the Forest Service to deliver forest goods and services for current and future generations.
To facilitate dialog opportunities in California, three Sacred Sites Listening Sessions are being planned:
™ A Listening Session on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Garden Pavilion, 5640 Dudley Blvd., McClellan, California, located at the McClellan Air Force Base. Plenty of complimentary parking is available.
™ Listening Session on Friday, March 4, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at U.S.D.A./National Resource Conservation Service Office, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, California.
™ Listening Session on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at San Bernardino National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 602 South Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, California.
If you are unable to attend one of these four Sacred Sites Listening Session opportunities, the Forest Service invites any written comments you might have. Please send any written comments to: For more information on sacred sites, please go to:
If your Tribe would like to request formal consultation on this matter, please contact your local Forest Service District Ranger or Forest Supervisor to arrange a meeting.
Randy Moore Regional Forester
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region