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GSNR Hosts Board and Community Meeting in Tuolumne County
On October 30th, the GSNR Board of Directors held a Board meeting in Tuolumne County to provide the opportunity to discuss GSNR’s forest resiliency efforts and the status of the California and Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process with the local community. The day began with the regular GSNR Board meeting at the Chicken Ranch Casino, Event Hall in Jamestown, CA and included status updates on key aspects of GSNR’s proposed forest resiliency project including the CEQA and entitlement process. The Board then took a recess until the evening, with some taking the opportunity to tour the proposed pellet mill project site in Jamestown.
In the evening the Board reconvened for a GSNR Community Meeting also held at the Chicken Ranch Casino, Event Hall. Attendees included a cross section of residents, business owners, local elected officials, and representatives from the environmental community. Tribal Chairman Lloyd Mathiesen, of the Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians of California, opened the event, welcoming attendees and speaking to the potential benefit of GSNR’s proposed forest resiliency project. Attendees then received a welcome from GSNR Chair and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley, followed by a presentation overview of the proposed project efforts, including the pending Environmental Impact Report (EIR). After the presentation, attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions and meet the GSNR Board and the staff project team.
This meeting builds upon the outreach efforts underway in GSNR proposed project areas, such as the community meeting held in Lassen County on July 19th, and served as a follow-up to the community meeting previously held by GSNR in Tuolumne County in 2022; allowing staff to display continued commitment to the project and help mitigate some concerns.
An additional community meeting is anticipated in GSNR’s project area over the coming months in San Joaquin County, particularly around the Port of Stockton.