SE Group attends Forest Service NEPA Roundtables
The Forest Service recently hosted Regional Roundtables to solicit feedback and discuss ideas, strategies, and tactics to improve the way the agency implements the NEPA process and engages with permittees, stakeholders, and the public.
SE Group President, Kent Sharp participated in the Region 5 (Pacific Southwest) Roundtable, while Travis Beck, Director of Environmental Services, participated in the Roundtables held in Region 2 (Rocky Mountain), Region 3 (Southwestern), and Region 4 (Intermountain).
Roundtable topics included:
* Forest Service introspective assessment of how the agency conducts NEPA, what is working and what is not
* Getting back to the basics
* NEPA process timelines
* Opportunities for improvement
* Agency culture and leadership
Summary reports, along with more on this discussion, are currently available online for Regions 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10 and Washington, and can be found at: https://www.nationalforests.org/collaboration-resources/environmental-analysis-and-decision-making-roundtables.
Please contact Travis should you wish to explore how we can apply our expertise to your project.