Final Forest Plan and FEIS

The revised Land Management Plan guides the Kaibab National Forest in fulfilling its stewardship responsibilities to best meet the needs of the American people, now and for future generations. It provides direction in the form of desired conditions, objectives, standards, guidelines, and suitability; incorporates the best available science; and provides a framework for adaptive management.

Monitoring Transition

**NEW**  Monitoring Transition: Public Comment Requested. The Kaibab National Forest recently revised its Land Management Plan (February 2014) under the terms of the 1982 Planning Rule. The (new) 2012 Planning Rule, however, has a unique requirement that all forest plans, regardless of which planning rule they were developed under, must incorporate specific elements of the new Rule into their monitoring program. Due to this requirement, we are now proposing changes to the monitoring chapter of our plan that will bring it into further compliance with the new Rule. These changes can be found in the following documents: Proposed Administrative Changes to Forest Plan Chapter 5, which notes additions, deletions and modifications to the monitoring plan. The Monitoring Plan Transition to the 2012 Planning Rule is a companion document describing  these changes and the Rule requirements in further detail.  We are requesting public comment on these changes until June 26, 2016. Once we have had a chance to review and consider all comments received  we will have the opportunity to incorporate adjustments before finalizing the changes. 

You can comment by phone, email, letter, or in person as follows:

Ariel Leonard, Forest Planner
800 South 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Phone: 928-635-8283


How To Contact

  • For additional information or to ask questions, please contact Kaibab National Forest Planner Ariel Leonard, 928-635-8283,

Background Documents

Big Springs pond reflections, North Kaibab R.D.

Forest Plan Changes

Tool used in best available science approach to forest planning.

Best Use of Science

The Kaibab blooms to life.