Francis Marion Plan Revision 2012 - 2016
Francis Marion National Forest Plan Revision
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Welcome to the Francis Marion Plan Revision where you can help us plan the forest's future! This web page serves as a one-stop resource for information associated with the plan revision process.
We need your help today!
We are proud to announce the release of the Francis Marion National Forest's Draft Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (draft plan) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The draft plan will guide management activities on nearly 260,000 acres of National Forest System lands in South Carolina’s lowcountry for the next 10 to 15 years. It is the first draft plan and DEIS developed under the 2012 Planning Rule to be released anywhere in the country.
At a glance: Plan Revision Fact Sheet
Plan Revision Documents
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Ecological Sustainability Evaluation (ESE) Tool and Species of Conservation Concern (SCC)
Public Participation is Welcome!
We encourage the public to participate throughout the plan revision process and believe stakeholder involvement and input will help to develop effective and sustainable forest guidance for the next decade and beyond. The public comment period on the draft forest plan and associated draft environmental impact statement has closed. Please be patient, we are carefully reviewing your comments and figuring out the best way to incorporate your recommendations to improve the forest plan. In the meantime, if you have a question for the planning team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view all scoping comments received during the comment period, please visit the Comment Analysis and Response Application (CARA) reading room.at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ReadingRoom?project=40695. (Once a comment is submitted, it may take up to 24 hours for it to register in the reading room).
The Plan Revision Process
Changes since the 1995 Plan
Since we completed the last Francis Marion Land and Resource Management Plan in 1995, the communities surrounding the Francis Marion have grown and changed significantly. Now we face different opportunities and challenges, and we need your help.
Developing the New Forest Plan
With your help, we have developed the new plan under the 2012 forest planning rule, which places great emphasis on public involvement and collaboration. As part of the revision process, we have held multiple Community Conversations in Charleston and Berkeley Counties and intend to hold more.
From time to time, we'll post supplemental material that relates to the new plan, especially when we need your input. If you don't see what you're looking for here, please check our background information page for older documents.