Francis Marion Plan Revision 2012 - 2016

Outline of South Carolina with two boys, longleaf pine and a fire inside and Forest Service Shield


Welcome to the Francis Marion Plan Revision web page. You can help us plan the forest's future! Your voice matters and we value your participation in our Community Conversations. This web page serves as a one-stop resource for any information associated with the Francis Marion plan revision process. Submit your comments and suggestions by email at


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The Forest Service completed the previous Francis Marion Land and Resource Management Plan, more commonly known as the forest plan, in 1995. It focused on managing the Francis Marion in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, which devastated the forest in 1989.

During the last 16 years, the communities surrounding the Francis Marion National Forest have grown and changed significantly. Now we face different opportunities and challenges, and we need your help.

The new forest plan will be developed under the 2012 forest planning rule, which places greater emphasis on public involvement than ever before. We have excellent relationships with many private landowners, local communities, agencies and other organizations on the coast; however, we need more information and input as we move forward with this new, important planning effort.

Find more answers by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions webpage of our national planning office.

Dynamic Revision Timeline and Other Resources


Collaboration is an ongoing process where two or more people or organizations work together toward an intersection of common goals. The 2012 rule strengthens the role of public involvement and dialogue throughout the planning process. During the plan revision, the Francis Marion National Forest will rely on collaboration and has developed a public participation strategy and has made available the Talking Points Collaborative Mapping Tool for users to view maps and to leave comments. (more). 

Community Conversations (Public Meetings) and Materials