George Washington Plan Revision: Draft Plan and DEIS

This page provides links to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Draft Plan and associated documents important for providing written comments in review of the draft documents.  

 

Forest Supervisor Letter Announcing Release of Draft Plan

 Letter from the Forest Supervisor on Extension of Comment Period (8/12/11)

     Overview of the Errata (8/12/11)

 

Summary of the Draft EIS and Draft Forest Plan

          Errata for the Summary (8/11/11)

          Summary for the DEIS and Draft Plan  - updated with errata (8/11/11)

 

Draft Forest Plan

Errata for the Plan (8/11/11)

Entire Document

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Vision (Description of the Desired Conditions for the Forest)

Chapter 3 - Strategy (Description of how to move the Forest towards the desierd conditions.  Includes Objectives to measure progress, Management Approaches and a summary of Suitable Uses across the Forest)

Chapter 4 - Design Criteria  (Decription of the Standards that will be used when desgining and implementing projects that put the Plan into action.  Includes descriptions of the desired condtiions and specific standards for each management prescription area.)

Chapter 5 - Implementation and Monitoring

Forest Plan Appendix A - Riparian Corridor

Forest Plan Appendix B - Old Growth

Forest Plan Appendix C - Timber Analysis

Forest Plan Appendix D  - Priority Watersheds

Forest Plan Appendix E - Summary of Analysis of the Management Situation

Forest Plan Appendix F - Glossary

Forest Plan Appendix G - Research Needs

Forest Plan Appendix H - Monitoring Tasks

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Errata for the DEIS and Appendices (8/11/11)

Errata Version 2 (June 17, 2011) - Capability and Availability Evalutation by Potential Wilderness Area, DEIS Appendix C, Table C-1

DEIS Chapter 2 with the errata updates (8/11/11)

DEIS Chapter 3, Sections A, B, and C with the errata updates (8/11/11)

 

Entire Document

Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need

Chapter 2 - Alternatives

Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences, Section A - Physical Environment

Chapter 3- Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences, Section B - Biological Environment

Chapter 3- Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences, Section C - Social and Economic Environment

Chapter 3- Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences, Section D - Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Availability

Chapter 4 - List of Preparers

Chapter 5 - DEIS Distribution List

 

Draft EIS Appendices

Entire Document

Appendix A – Summary of Public Involvement

Appendix B – Analysis Process

Appendix C – Potential Wilderness Area Evaluations

Appendix D – Wild and Scenic Rivers Eligibility Determination

Appendix E – Ecosystem Diversity Report

Appendix F – Species Diversity Report

Appendix G – Aquatic Ecological Sustainability Analysis

Appendix H – Terrestrial and Aquatic Species Viability Tables

Appendix I – Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Availability – Stipulations

Appendix J – Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Availability – Aquatic Resources

Appendix K – Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenario for Oil and Gas

Appendix L – Literature Cited

Appendix M – Index

 

Draft EIS Maps

Alternative A (North Half)

Alternative A (South Half)

Alternative B (North Half)

Alternative B (South Half)

Alternative C (North Half)

Alternative C (South Half)

Alternative D (North Half)

Alternative D (South Half)

Alternative E (North Half)

Alternative E (South Half)

Alternative F (North Half)

NOTE: The cd-rom versions of Alternative F have an error.  The southern portion of the Big Schloss Potential Wilderness Area is displayed as Management Prescription Area 4FA-Recommended National Scenic Area.  The correct Management Prescription Area for this portion of Big Schloss in Alternative F is 12D-Remote Backcountry Recreation.

Alternative F (South Half)

Alternative G - Preferred Alternative (North Half)

Alternative G - Preferred Alternative (South Half)

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Draft Plan

 

Frequently Asked Questions - updated with errata (8/11/11)

More Questions (8/11/11)