Look here for planning documents that guide how the national forest is managed. The focus is at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, forest plan monitoring reports, and other assessments and planning documents are available.
Find information here about specific projects that the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is evaluating, planning, or actively implementing. The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) and NEPA projects documentation including supporting maps and documents are available.
Other resource management program information is available including: vegetation management (including timber sale information), aquatics management, wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, heritage resources, fire, and invasive plants.
On November 9, 2005, the Forest Service published a new Travel Management Rule, governing off-highway vehicles (OHV) and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. The new rule requires each national forest to designate those roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use.
The Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest removed Hemlock Dam in 2009 to restore the Trout Creek channel. Trout Creek is a tributary to the Wind River in Southwest Washington, and supports Lower Columbia River Steelhead that were listed as Threatened in 1998. The proposed action was needed to improve upstream and downstream fish passage for all life stages of fish at the Hemlock Dam site and to improve aquatic habitat and water quality in Trout Creek.