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Current Steps Toward a Future Forest Plan

The Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests (the Blue Mountains National Forests) have combined efforts to revise their land and resource management plans (Forest Plans or Plans). A Forest Plan describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of a National Forest and provides a framework for future management decisions.

The National Forest Management Act of 1976 requires each National Forest to prepare a Plan and revise it every 15 years to address new economic and social conditions, new resource conditions, and new scientific information. The current Forest Plans for each of the Blue Mountains National Forests are from 1990, and significant changes have occurred since that time. Accordingly, the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Team is supporting the efforts of the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests to update and revise their Plans.

 

Recent Communications

April 2016 Submit your video for #VoicesOf The Forest

April 2016 Audio Recording and Transcript of April 12th Public Conference Call - Update on Forest Plan

April 2016 Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio Segment on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan

April 2016 Newsletter - Update on Forest Plan Revision, including an Open Letter to the friends of the Blue Mountains

Dec. 2015 Additional public meetings scheduled to discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

Oct. 2015 Thank you letter from the Blue Mountains Forest Supervisors and update on the Forest Plan Revision process

June 2015 Open letter to the citizens of the Blue Mountains National Forests

 

Public Workshops

In 2014, the Forest Service released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Proposed Revised Land Management Plan. During the public comment period, community members and other stakeholders responded with over a thousand comment letters. Based in part on that feedback, the three Blue Mountains National Forests worked with communities and stakeholders to identify topics for further discussion – including the Pace and Scale of Restoration, Livestock Grazing, Access, and Wilderness.

During 2015, the Forest Service scheduled a series of public workshops, which are facilitated to ensure that every participant has time to speak, listen to others, and propose solutions. 

 

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 - Public Meeting Schedule and Notes

BRIEFING PAPERS SHARED IN MEETINGS

Forest Access  |  Livestock Grazing  |  Timber Topics

PUBLIC MEETINGS AND NOTES
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Union County, Wallowa-Whitman NF
Blue Mtn. Conf. Center,
La Grande Armory
404 12th St.
La Grande, OR 97850
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
Livestock Grazing - hosted by
Umatilla NF
Heppner City Hall
111 N Main St.
Heppner, OR 97836
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015
Blue Mtns. Forest Plan - hosted by Baker County, Wallowa-Whitman NF
National Guard Armory
1640 Campbell St.
Baker City, OR 97814
Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
Livestock Grazing - hosted by Umatilla NF and Malheur NF
N. Fork John Day District Office
401 West Main St.
Ukiah, OR 97880
Thur., Nov. 12, 2015
Pace and Scale of Restoration - hosted by
Wallowa-Whitman NF and Umatilla NF
Blue Mtn. Conf. Center,
La Grande Armory
404 12th St.
La Grande, OR 97850
Thur., Dec. 10, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. [click to open meeting notes]
Pace and Scale of
Restoration - hosted by Malheur National Forest
Harney Co. Community Center, 484 North Broadway, Burns, OR 97720
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. [click to open meeting notes]
Pace and Scale of
Restoration - hosted by Malheur National Forest
Grant Co. Regional Airport, 72000 Airport Rd., John Day, OR 97845
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. [click to open meeting notes]
Livestock Grazing and
Pace / Scale of Restoration - hosted by Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests
Clarkston Campus of
Walla Walla Comm. College, 1470 Bridge St., Rm. 187, Clarkston, WA 99403
Tues., Dec. 15, 2015
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. [click to open meeting notes]
Livestock Grazing - hosted by Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
N. Powder Elementary, NW corner of G and 4th Streets, North Powder, OR 97867
Thur., February 4, 2016 [click to open meeting notes] Nez Perce Tribe Town Hall Meeting Lapwai, ID
PUBLIC TECHNICAL MEETINGS AND NOTES
Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
Technical Pack Goat Mtg. - hosted by Blue Mtns. NFs
 
Pendleton Conv. Center
1601 Westgate,
Pendleton, OR 97801
Thur., Nov. 12, 2015
 Technical Forestry Mtg. - hosted by Blue Mtns. NFs
Blue Mtn. Conf. Center,
La Grande Armory
404 12th St.
La Grande, OR 97850

 


Summer 2015 - Public Workshop Schedule and Notes

Tue. June 16, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Malheur NF
Burns, OR - Community Center
Tue. Jul. 7, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Malheur NF
John Day, OR - Grant County Regional Airport
Wed. Jul. 8, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF and Wallowa-Whitman NF
Clarkston, WA - Floch Hall, Asotin Fairgrounds, Asotin Anatone Hwy
Thur. Jul. 9, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF
Walla Walla, WA - Walla Walla Senior Center at the Park, 720 Sprague St
Mon. Jul. 13, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Committee; facilitated by High Desert Partnership
Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street
Tue. Jul. 14, 2015,
Livestock Grazing - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Malheur NF
Burns, OR - Community Center
Wed. Jul. 15, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF
Richland, WA - Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail
Thur. Jul. 16, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF and Malheur NF
Ukiah, OR - Ukiah High School Gym
Tue. Jul. 21, 2015,
Livestock Grazing - hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Committee
Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street
Wed. Jul. 22, 2015, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. [click to open meeting notes]
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF
Pendleton, OR - Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard
Thur. Jul. 23, 2015,
Access and Wilderness - hosted by Umatilla NF
Heppner, OR - Morrow County Fairgrounds Main Hall, 74473 Hwy 74-Lena
Tue. Jul. 28, 2015,
Pace and Scale of Restoration - hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Committee
Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street

 

More Information

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Draft Documents, 1990 Forest Plans and Supporting Documentation

Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Proposed Forest Plan Comment Letters

2014 Public Engagement: Public Meetings Presentation, Handouts, Summaries & Webinar Information

This photograph shows members of the public sitting in a circle at a Forest Plan Public Meeting

Members of the public talk with Plan Revision Specialists at a meeting on Access and Wilderness held in Ukiah in July 2015