Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Plan Revision

Forest Plan Revison Collaborative Meeting

When:  Saturday October 18th, 8:30 am  to 2 pm.

Where:  Forest Service Office, Grangeville, ID

104 Airport Road, Grangeville Idaho

The Forest Plan revision collaborative meeting postponed because of the Johnson Bar fire has been rescheduled to October 18.  This meeting will include a brief overview of forest planning and the proposed action, how to comment on the proposed action, and a question and answer session with interdisciplinary team members.

Please note that we will not be recording the meeting so this isn't an opportunity to provide input.  We are requesting that the public send their input in via the variety of methods indentified below.  This meeting is an opportunity to find out how to best structure your comments and to ask team members specific questions pertaining to the plan.    

Note!! The comment period has been extended 60 days. To be most helpful, please submit comments on the proposed action by November 14, 2014.

After almost two years of extensive public engagement through collaborative working group meetings, e-collaboration, and other public input, the proposed action for the revised forest plan is ready for review under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act.

The full text of the proposed action can be found at this link. If you would like a hard copy mailed to your home or business, please either call 208-983-2513 or email with your mailing address information. Hard copies are available to pick up at district offices across the Forest.

Links to large scale color maps, the 2014 Assessment, the list of potential species of conservation concern, and collaborative effort information to date can be found below.

Please Comment!

We recognize we have work to do as we develop alternatives for environmental analysis and we value your review of this document. We encourage you to submit your comment within 60 days of the Federal Register notice (will be posted on the Forest Web when available) to be of most value as we move forward. Comments can be submitted multiple ways:

New!! This guide provides tips for submitting comments: Proposed Action Reviewer's Guide

We really appreciate the commitment of interested participants who’ve provided vitally important contributions toward the development of this proposed action. It may not look exactly like the individual components posted on the Forest Web as the proposed action has developed, but it reflects a full spectrum of the public contribution we’ve heard to this point, as well as interdisciplinary review from local, regional, and national levels, all integrated into a holistic, adaptive management plan proposal. We encourage everyone to stay involved in the collaborative public engagement processes as we continue towards development of a revised Forest Plan.

New!!  Youth engagement strategy paper by University of Idaho Student Caitlin Mcgraw:  Developing and Implementing a Youth Engagement Strategy for the Nez Perce -Clearwater National Forest Management Plan Revision 

Proposed Action, Revision Timeline, and Other Documentation

Participating in the Forest Plan Revision Process

If you have been engaged in the process we encourage you to continue to stay involved! If you have not yet joined us in this collaborative process and are interested in how the Forests will be managed into the future, we invite you to get engaged!

We would like to invite you to public meetings (see the table below) we have scheduled to answer your questions and to solicit your input for the refining the proposed action, including identifying issues related to the proposed action and identifying possible alternatives. However, please check the Forest Web page or contact us as summer progresses for updates. We also plan on scheduling additional collaborative working group meetings later this summer or early fall as our revision efforts continue so watch for that information on the Forest web page and in the newspapers.

Date Community Time Location
July 22, 2014
Orofino, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT North Fork Ranger District
12730 Highway 12
July 24, 2014
Grangeville, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT Forest Service Grangeville Office
104 Airport Road
July 28, 2014
Lewiston, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT Idaho Department of Fish and Game Lewiston Office
3316 16th Street
July 30, 2014
Moscow, ID 6 to 8 pm, PT The 1912 Center
412 East Third St.
August 4, 2014
Lolo, MT 6 to 8 pm, MT Lolo Middle School
11395 Us Hwy 93 S

For More Information

Joyce Thompson
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Forest Planning & Public affairs Officer 
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536


Key Contacts

Planning Staff Officer
Joyce Thompson
Office: 208-935-4273
Fax: 208-935-4275

Jennie Fischer
Phone: (208) 983-4048
Fax: (208) 983-4099

Mike Ward
Phone: (208) 926-6413
Fax: (208) 926-6450  

RFA Coordinator
Diana Jones
Phone: (208) 476-8239
Fax: (208) 476-8329