The US Forest Service has just updated its timeline for the release of a Draft Decision on the Albany South project. District Ranger Jennifer Barnhart has advised us that the Forest Service continues in the process of reviewing public comments and preparing draft responses to those concerns. She indicated that an extensive number of comments was received in the last round of review and the Forest Service now anticipates the release of a Draft Decision in the June-July 2017 timeframe.
On behalf of the members of the Kezar Lake Watershed Association, the Board of Trustees is submitting comments in response to the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Albany South Integrated Resource Project (Albany South). These comments express our position and concern for the Albany South Project and its impact on the Watershed.
The US Forest Service has released its draft Environmental Assessment report (EA) on the Albany South timbering project. The official 30 day Comment Period began on May 6.
The Fall Newsletter is in the mail and is also available in PDF form on the website. We hope you find it both interesting and informative. Please feel free to offer comments or suggestions by clicking on the Contact Us button on this website.
The U.S. Forest Service has announced a change in the scheduled release of the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment.
The KLWA sponsored Maine Audubon Loon Count took place the third Saturday in July. This year we had eleven intrepid volunteers to cover the watershed.
Lucy LaCasse, gave the presentation which summarized the current & impending situation in Albany South.
T.J. Herlihy is our Lake Patrol Officer this season. T.J.’s prior experience includes seven years with the Town of Conway Police Department. He served as the community resource officer in that Town’s public schools and has broad experience in public engagement. Please say hello when you have a chance. We know you will enjoy meeting T.J.
Attendees at this year’s Annual Meeting were most fortunate to welcome Elizabeth Hertz as our keynote speaker. Liz is the Director of Maine’s Municipal Planning Assistance Program, within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
At this year’s Annual Meeting, the membership joined the Board of Trustees by voting unanimously to approve a number of changes in our By-Laws.