Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Public invited to Keweenaw Land Trust forums on conservation priorities

HANCOCK -- The public is invited to participate in the development of Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) conservation priorities by taking an online survey and by attending community forums. As a community partner, the KLT needs to know the perspectives and values of the community that are relevant to land conservation and important for quality of life.

The first of these forums will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Apr. 9, in the Houghton High School Multi-Purpose Room.

Having up-to-date Conservation Priority Themes will allow the KLT to do its work efficiently, to be prepared for opportunities, and to set goals for conserving special lands and land uses valued by our community. Examples of conservation priorities could include public access for outdoor recreation and education, habitat protection to support fishing and hunting, protection of scenic vistas and important cultural sites, maintaining natural areas for wildlife, and forest management to support the local timber economy, among many others.

The online survey is available at www.KeweenawLandTrust.org.

The following community forums will all be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; they are free and open to the public:

Tuesday, April 9 -- Houghton High School Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, April 11 -- Horizons Alternative High School Gym in Mohawk

Wednesday, April 17 -- CJ Sullivan Elementary School cafeteria in L’Anse

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring friends and family to the forums to help KLT build a shared vision for our region.

Call 482-0820 for information or emailnathan@keweenawlandtrust.org.

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