Forest management is guided by direction from a forest plan. A forest plan does not make project-level decisions. It provides the framework within which project decisions can be made on a case-by-case and site-specific basis. By law, forest plans must be revised every 15 years. The current plan for the GMUG was developed in the early 1980s with the addition of several subsequent ammendments.
The Forest Plan Revision
Planning efforts for the Forest Plan will resume in 2016. The Forest Service will issue a public notice to inform and engage the public in the re-newed planning efforts. The GMUG's previous forest plan revision effort was put on hold until the 2012 planning rule was established and the Colorado Roadless Areas were defined.