Session 5. Collaborative Planning in Forest Plan Revision

  • Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 10:00-3:00

Who attended?

  • County Governments
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Fire Safe Councils
  • Industry
  • Land Managers
  • Private Landowners
  • Recreation Users
  • Rural Communities
  • Scientists
  • State/Federal Government (including Forest Service Staff)
  • Tribes
  • Water Agencies
  • Youth

All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to participate.


  • 5640 Dudley Blvd
  • McClellan, CA 95652
  • (complimentary parking)

This was the fifth in a series of Dialogs where we discussed a range of critical issues that affect the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades and people who live, work and recreate there. The Dialogs focus on the future, specifically national forests, providing an opportunity for learning, aligned actions, and understanding different perspectives. The $20 registration includes lunch.

The Forest Service is initiating forest planning in 2012, beginning with the bioregional assessment and a science synthesis. Over the next three years, the Forest Service will develop the bioregional assessment and science synthesis, conduct forest assessments, and then begin forest plan revisions. This dialog session will explore how collaborative planning could occur during forest plan revision. Participants will explore how collaboration is addressed in the planning rule, discuss the role of stakeholders in decision-making, and provide input on a collaborative planning model that each National Forest and its stakeholders could adapt to fit its needs.

During the session, participants contributed by

  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration during forest plan revision
  • Providing feedback on collaborative tools
  • Helping determine the collaborative process for plan revision
  • Exploring the role of Our Forest Place in the collaborative planning process

2012 Dialogs: March 1 | May 10 | Sept 27 | December 13

Future Dialog Topics:

  • Adaptive Management
  • An All Lands Approach to Fire Protection and Ecological Restoration
  • Utilization of Wood Waste for Multiple Benefits
  • Effective Monitoring
  • Changing Climate


  • Contact Information

    Deb Whitall, USDA Forest ServiceUSDA Forest ServiceEmail: dwhitall@fs.fed.usPhone: 707-562-8823

    We look forward to your participation as the Forest Service continues to work to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations in Region 5.