Planning Documents

Four Forest Restoration Initiative Documents


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Four-Forest Restoration Initiative

The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests have prepared a Four-Forest Restoration Initiative Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS proposes a suite of restoration actions across the forests over a period of 10 years. The DEIS was developed in collaboration with many individuals, groups, and agencies. We invite you to review and comment on the DEIS.

The Environmental Protection Agency published the Notice of Availability for the DEIS in the Federal Register on Friday, March 29, 2013. The 60-day comment period is from March 30, 2013, to May 29, 2013. Please refer to the Notification of Change in Planning Regulations from 36 CFR 215 to 36 CFR 218 and the 4FRI DEIS Reader’s Guide below for specific information on submitting comments on the DEIS.

Cover Letter

Planning Regulations Information

Reader's Guide

Web-based Interactive Map

  • An interactive map of the proposed activities by alternative is available at The intent of this map is to provide additional detail not available on printed maps, a simple way to compare alternatives, and the ability to supply a spatial component that you can use during the formal comment period. Map packets that provide treatment details by alternative are available upon request.

Complete DEIS

  • DEIS, 9 mb, 744 pages
    • Note: The Appendix A Map Packet is available below for download via the web.

DEIS broken down by chapters and appendices

Supporting Documents

Files are in portable document format (PDF) unless shown otherwise. A PDF reader is required to read PDF files. Adobe's Acrobat Reader is available as a free download. If you have problems viewing these files, please send an e-mail to to request an alternative format.

Other Information

DEIS Legal Notice Comment Period, April 4, 2013, 603 kb, 1 pages


See the 4FRI Planning Documents Archive for archived 2013, 2012 and 2011 documents.