2012 Planning Rule Proposed Directives

USDA Proposes Generic Information Collection. Click here to review the Federal Register Notice.  

The proposed directives are a key set of agency guidance documents that, once finalized, direct the implementation of the 2012 Planning Rule.

The proposed directives will help the Forest Service achieve the vision articulated in the 2012 Planning Rule – to protect and restore National Forests and Grasslands for the benefit of communities, natural resources and the environment. The Agency’s intent is to ensure an adaptive land management planning process that is inclusive, efficient, collaborative and science-based to promote healthy, resilient, diverse and productive national forests and grasslands.

A copy of the proposed directives can be found below. 

On February 27, 2013 the Forest Service initiated a 60-day comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review the Agency's proposed planning directives.  The public comment period closed on April 29, but the Agency has decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 15 days to provide an opportunity to gather additional public input to inform the final planning directives.  The comment period closes 15 days after publication of a notice of availability in the Federal Register.

USDA Announces Release of 2012 Planning Rule Proposed Directives for National Forest System Land Management Planning

2012 Planning Rule Proposed Directives

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