Land & Resources Management

This area of our website includes forest planning, current and previous (archived) projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data.

Forest Planning

This section is for visitors who would like to get an understanding of the big picture. Here you can learn what the Forest Service is doing on local lands, and what guides policy, including presentations and explanations of the Forest Plan, framework setting analyses (such as Watershed analysis), and projects that update the plan.

The focus is at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. The Deschutes & Ochoco National Forest Plans, forest plan monitoring reports, and other assessments and planning documents are available.

Travel Management Project - Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests

In 2005, the Forest Service published a new rule for providing motor vehicle access to the national forests and grasslands.  Go here to read more about Travel Management - FEIS.

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Current & Archived Projects

This section provides information about specific current and archived projects. The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) and NEPA projects documentation, including supporting maps and documents, are available.

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Resource Management

Loading timber on the truck in the snow This section provides information on various Resource Management projects such as Recreation, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA - commonly known as Superfund) projects, Wildlife, and Fire Management. Our Winter Recreation Sustainability Analysis (WRSA) is posted here. You can also find current Timber Sales and Commercial Cones & Poles Sales on this page.

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Geospatial Data

Find more information about available GIS (Geographic Information System) data here.

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Travel Analysis Process

The Deschutes National Forest is reporting to our communities the results of its 3 year process of working with the public to create an economically and ecologically sustainable forest road system.