Participate

Posted: Apr 6, 2010

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Because the Earth belongs to all of us, the Red Lodge Clearinghouse strives to advance citizen participation in natural resources decision-making. If you've landed on this page it's because you understand the importance of having your voice heard. Lucky for you, we're making it easy!

Open for Comment

Information on critical western natural resource issues that are currently in the public comment stage and an easy-to-use form to submit your public comment directly to the agency.

Public Meetings, Hearings, and Events

A list of public meetings and hearings related to critical western natural resource issues.  Discuss the issues and tell decision-makers what you think. 

Virtual Workshops for Effective Participation

A series of workshops intended to demystify the participation process, providing just the information you need to be an effective, engaged citizen.

Environmental Problem-Solving Tools

A wealth of information on various approaches to solving natural resource management problems including, among others, guides to writing effective public comments, participating in public meetings and hearings, and collaborating with diverse groups of stakeholders.

 

Other participation resources:

Regulations.gov - a multi-agency government portal for Federal rulemaking; allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that are open for comment.
National Park Service - Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) - contains information on all currently active projects for the National Park Service.
EPA - Rulemaking Gateway | Laws & Regulations - contains information on the status of EPA's priority rulemakings.
US Forest Service - Schedule of Proposed Actions - a list of proposals that will begin or are undergoing environmental analysis and documentation so that people can become aware of and indicate their interest in specific proposals.
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