Forest Service managers make many resource management decisions, which may be subject to appeal (request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision). Appeals must follow regulations found at 36 CFR 215.
A Pre-Decisional Objection is a formal request to an agency higher authority for review of an environmental planning (NEPA) decision. The public's rights to file an objection are defined in specific objection regulations. Usually, all administrative processes must be exhausted before a person can bring a court action (litigation) against with a NEPA decision. This usually includes the filing of a formal objection.