Planning Documents

Four Forest Restoration Initiative Planning Documents


Draft Proposal for 2nd EIS Project Boundary

We are looking ahead to the 2nd EIS for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative. We have put forward what we're thinking in a map that you can look at here.


COMING SOON - The Final Record of Decision for the 1st Environmental Impact Statement was signed April 17, 2015. The Final ROD and supporting documents will be available here by April 30.


Objection Process Complete


During the last few weeks of March and the first two weeks of April, Regional Forester Cal Joyner and the Forest Supervisors met with objectors to explore opportunities to resolve all or part of their objections. Meetings were held in person, via teleconference, and by video conference. Members of the 4FRI Stakeholders Group, the 4FRI Interdisciplinary Team, the general public, and other Forest Service resource specialists and staff also attended the meetings. Several follow-up conference calls were held to continue discussions around resolution of the issues.  

On April 10, 2015, Regional Forester Cal Joyner sent the following response letters to objectors, marking the end of the Objection Process:


Objections Received on 1st FEIS and DROD

Objection Process Information

1st Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative

4FRI Phase 1 Project Area MapWe are pleased to present you with the 1st Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (DROD) for the Four-Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. Since the comment period for the draft environmental impact statement in 2013, we have continued to work closely with stakeholders and regulatory agencies (such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to respond to comments and improve the effects analysis, mitigation, and monitoring requirements. The objections process is underway and expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.


Cover Letter, Legal Notice, and NOA


Web-based Interactive Maps

  • Interactive maps of the proposed activities by alternative are available through the links below. The intent of these maps is to provide additional detail not available on printed maps, a simple way to compare alternatives, and the ability to supply a spatial component for use during the objections process. A guide for using the web map interface is available here.

1st FEIS and DROD: full documents

1st FEIS: 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

Project Record Index for 1st FEIS and DROD, 366 kb, 67 pages

Questions and Answers for 1st FEIS and DROD, 390 kb, 4 pages

Fast Facts for 1st FEIS and DROD, 451 kb, 4 pages

Disclaimer for 1st FEIS and DROD, 128 kb, 2 pages  

Response to Comments

Please note the electronic comment and response analysis (CARA) database appears to have corrupted the spelling of some words in comment letters and e-mails as the response report was generated. Please be assured that we reviewed and responded to your original submissions.

Response to Comments Report on the 1st DEIS, 6.87mb, 1101 pages


See the 4FRI Planning Documents Archive for documents from 2013 (DEIS), 2012, and 2011.