Forest Plan Revision
The Coconino National Forest is revising its Forest Plan! A forest land and resource management plan, or forest plan, provides integrated, forest-wide guidance for all forest uses and activities on National Forest lands.
Winter 2013 Plan Revision Update
The Coconino has released its draft revised land and resource management plan (forest plan), a document that will update current direction and guide the Coconino National Forest for the next 10-15 years. In addition, the forest also released the associated draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a document that analyzes and compares the draft revised forest plan and three other options for future land management planning on the Coconino NF. The release of these documents will initiate the official 90-day comment period, during which the public will be able to review the documents and provide feedback.
The documents are also available for review at the Forest Supervisor’s Office and Ranger District Offices:
Forest Supervisor's Office
1824 S. Thompson Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Flagstaff Ranger Station
5075 N. Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Mogollon Rim Ranger Station
8738 Ranger Road
Happy Jack, AZ 86024
Red Rock Ranger Station
8375 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86341
If you require a CD or hard copy of the draft revised plan or DEIS, or need additional information about either document, please contact Vernon Keller, interim Forest Planner, at 928-527-3415.
Forest Plan Revision Background
Much has changed since the current forest plan was approved in 1987, including changes in public values and expectations from public lands, recreation demand and types of recreation uses, demographics and development patterns, and natural resource policy. Other changes have occurred on the landscape itself; and there have been advances in our knowledge about landscape processes, science, and technology. Even though amendments have been made to the plan, the forest plan does not fully reflect the current needs of the forest and neighboring communities.
For this reason, we are steadily making progress in a multi-year effort to review and revise the guidance in our current forest plan. The goal is to provide an improved forest plan that better reflects the current and future needs of the forest, wildlife and plant species, as well as the needs of people who live near and enjoy the beauty of the Coconino National Forest.
Public Participation is Welcome!
We encourage the public to participate throughout the plan revision process and believe stakeholder involvement and input will help to develop effective and sustainable forest guidance for the next decade and beyond. If you would like more information about the revision process to date, or if you have any questions, please contact the revision team.
Please regularly visit this Web site and our plan revision links for more information and updates. To see ways in which the public has already participated in the plan revision process...click here.
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