2015 IPNF Forest Plan

The Record of Decision, revised Forest Plan, and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) were finalized on January 5, 2015. The final documents are available below.

If you commented on the draft Forest Plan and Draft EIS, responses to your substantive comments may be found in Appendix G of the FEIS.

If you participated in the Objection Process, your objection and the reviewing officer’s response to objections are located on the IPNF Revised Forest Plan - Objections Received webpage.

2015 Forest Plan

January 6, 2015 News Release

Plan Documents


Timber Suitability

The following map displays the timber suitability for the 2015 Forest Plan. This map is very large. It will be best to view by downloading first to your PC by right clicking the map link and selecting "save target as."

Geospatial Data



Spatial Data
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2015 Forest Plan
-Research Natural Areas
-Special Areas


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Inventoried Roadless Areas


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Old Growth


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Biological Opinions on the Revised Forest Plan

Retained Decisions

General Planning Documents

Comment Letters from Elected Officials; Federal, State, and Local Agencies; and Tribal Governments

Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process (Objection Process)

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests used a Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process, also known as an “Objection Process.” The Objection Filing Period for the revised plan began September 28 (the day after notice was published in the Coeur d’Alene Press newspaper of record) and ended November 26, 2013. The forest received 22 objections during this period. Following review by a reviewing officer appointed by the Chief of the Forest Service. An objection resolution meeting was held in April 2013 with the reviewing officer and the final response to objections was issued in September 2014. For a complete list of objections received, and more information on how the objection process was implemented please visit the “IPNF Revised Forest Plan - Objections Received” web page.