Open houses will be used to provide a forum for the Companies to present information and gather public input on the development of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan. Open houses will be held in communities where the level of interest warrants it and is likely to include the communities where successful open houses have been previously held such as: Slave Lake, Swan Hills and High Prairie. It is anticipated that open houses will be held a number of times during plan development at some of the locations. The number and location of open houses will be finalized as the plan progresses. The open houses will be publicized through news releases, advertisements in local media and through direct contact with interested parties. Content and information to be exchanged at each open house will vary as the plan progresses and would include information such forest planning frameworks, plan development milestones, VOITs, areas eligible for harvesting, local interests, and SHS.
The first open houses are planned for spring 2018. Finalized dates, locations, and information will be posted here when available, as well as through the advertisement methods mentioned above.