Land & Resources Management

This section includes information about forest planning, current projects and forest resource management and programs.

Planning: The 1997 Revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest, providing a framework for what we do and where we do it. All other plans tier to the Forest Plan. Planning at a broad scale, either at the regional, forest, or landscape (watershed) level is available here. These assessments identify existing condition, risks, opportunities and desired future condition. The end product does not require a National Environmental Act (NEPA) decision, but is information that feeds into project analysis.

Projects: Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Assessment, or Categorical Exclusion) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public involvement, and result in a NEPA decision (Record of Decision, Decision Notice, or Decision Memo), which may be subject to an administrative appeals process, and then is ultimately implemented on the ground.

Resource Management:  This is the day-to-day managment that Forest Service personnel undertake to utilize and protect the resources such as timber, recreation and watershed for current and future generations.  Here you will find information on fire management, hazardous fuels reduction, special use permits, and much, much more.