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.
The eruption of Mount St. Helens leveled a lush Pacific Northwest forest. What happened there may have a profound effect on the way forests across the region are managed. Read this short article written by Tim McNulty about the ecological recovery of Mount St. Helens.
In May 2015 the Gifford Pinchot 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.