A series of open house meetings have been scheduled this month as Ashley National Forest is inviting the public to ask questions about the forest planning process underway. According to plan revision team leader Cathleen Neelan, they are asking for public comment on each of the items that were published in a package of documents on September 10th for public review. The package documents consisted of a preliminary need to change, a proposal to revise the land management plan, a wilderness evaluation report, and the wild and scenic rivers eligibility report. Five public meetings have been scheduled. Locally, an open house meeting will be held on October 8th in Vernal at 5pm at the Uintah Conference Center, on October 9th in Duchesne at 5pm at the Duchesne County Events Center, and on October 10th in Manila at 5pm at the Daggett County Commission Chambers. The land management plans provide direction for public lands management for 10 to 15 years. All documents are available at www.fs.usda.gov