The Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra are three national forests that have been selected as “early adopters” meaning they are revising their forest land and resource management plans using the National Forest System Planning Rule, completed in 2012. The planning rule provides the framework for U.S. Forest Service land management plans across the nation. In August 2014 the Notice of Intent for the Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra forest plan revisions was published.
May 2016: The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests have been released. The Notice of Availability for these documents published May 27, 2016.The notice initiates the 90-day public comment period, which includes 12 public meetings and six tribal forums. The most updated information, draft EIS and draft forest plans are available at the Forest Plan Revision project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters.
Working with the public, Tribes, communities and cooperating agencies, we are planning how public lands and resources will be managed for the next 10 - 15 years on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.