Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision

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The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest has begun revising their Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available.

Here you will find information and links to planning documents and reports, dates for meetings, press releases, maps, briefing papers and ways to comment or be involved in the process. If you have questions regarding the below documents,  please send an email to hlcplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

The forest plan revision team is currently drafting the proposed action (draft forest plan), scheduled for release for public review in the fall of 2016.

Public Participation

Other Revision Materials

Process and Timeframe

Background

Since the release of the 1986 Helena and Lewis and Clark Forest Land and Management Plans, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest natural resources and the communities surrounding the Forest have changed and new information and technologies are now available to help us analyze and plan on how to best manage the Forest into the future. We face different opportunities and challenges now than we did then. The new forest plan will be developed using the 2012 forest planning rule which places greater emphasis on collaboration and public involvement than ever before. While we have good relationships with many of our partners, stakeholders, neighbors and visitors we need more information and input to move forward with this important planning effort.

Forest Plans provide strategic direction to guide management of forest resources and provide a framework for decision making on site-specific projects and activities. The new planning rule directs Forest Plans to be science-based and developed collaboratively with stakeholders interested in the management of national forests. The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is committed to collaboration, improving transparency in the process, and strengthening the role of public involvement through dialogue on Forest plan issues.

Comments on the Plan Revision Process

We need your help in planning the future of the Forest. If you would like to send comments or suggestions about Forest Plan revision you can send an email to: hlcplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

Keep Informed

Would you like to receive electronic updates for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests Plan Revision? The Forests now have an electronic mailing list. You can sign up for the electronic mailing list by following the instructions below.

 

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