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Current Steps Toward a Future Forest Plan

The Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests (collectively referred to as the Blue Mountains National Forests) have combined efforts and established the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision team to revise their land and resource management plans (also referred to as forest plans or plans). The current plans are being revised to address substantial resource and social changes on the three national forests and to include new scientific information.

Canceled due to fires: Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision meetings to be rescheduled in John Day, Burns, and Long Creek, Oregon

June 1, 2015 Open Letter to the Citizens of the Blue Mountains National Forests

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Community Workshops Dates and Notes*

*please click on the highlighted dates for the meeting notes

Tue Jul 7, 2015, 6pm - 9pm meeting notes

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Malheur NF

John Day, OR - Grant County Regional Airport

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 6pm - 9pm meeting notes

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership, Umatilla NF, and Wallowa-Whitman NF

Clarkston, WA - Floch Hall, Asotin Fairgrounds, Asotin Anatone Hwy

Thu Jul 9, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Umatilla NF

Walla Walla, WA - Walla Walla Senior Center at the Park, 720 Sprague St

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop, hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Council; facilitated by High Desert

Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street

Tue Jul 14, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Grazing Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Malheur NF

Burns, OR - Burns Community Center

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Umatilla NF

Richland, WA - Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail

Thu Jul 16, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Umatilla NF / Malheur NF

Ukiah, OR - Ukiah High School Gym

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Grazing Workshop - hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Council; facilitated by High Desert Partnership; attended by Wallowa-Whitman NF

Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street

Wed Jul 22, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Umatilla NF

Pendleton, OR - Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard

Thu Jul 23, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Access Workshop - hosted by High Desert Partnership and Umatilla NF

Heppner, OR - Morrow County Fairgrounds Main Hall, 74473 Hwy 74-Lena

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

Pace/Scale of Restoration Workshop - hosted by Wallowa County Natural Resources Advisory Council; facilitated by High Desert Partnership; attended by Wallowa-Whitman NF

Enterprise, OR - Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street

Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision DEIS and Proposed Forest Plan Comment Letters

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

 

The three national forests released the Proposed Revised Land Management Plan and DEIS on March 14, 2014 (Federal Register) for a 90-day comment period. The comment period was extended an additional 60 days, and ended on August 15, 2014 (Federal Register).

The Proposed Revised Land Management Plan is based on the Preferred Alternative. Using public comments received during scoping, the team has been working with a co-convener group (established in 2004 involving county and state offices, and the Tribes) to develop the alternatives and analyze the environmental effects. The issues that were identified from the scoping comments include: access, economic and social well-being, livestock grazing and grazing land vegetation, old forest, preliminary administratively recommended wilderness areas, and ecological resilience (restoration). These issues were used to formulate the range of alternatives resulting in a DEIS and Proposed Revised Land Management Plan.

Updates for the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

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

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Newsletters

Additional background information