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.

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

We 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.


4FRI Phase 1 Project Area Map



Objection Resolution Meetings Set

A meeting with objectors to the 4FRI, Coconino and Kaibab NFS, FEIS and draft ROD has been set for Wednesday, March 17th, in Flagstaff. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Coconino Forest Supervisor’s Office at 1824 S. Thompson St. The focus of this meeting will be to discuss issues raised by the objectors on which there may be some opportunity for resolution. Members of the 4FRI Stakeholder Group have indicated that they will be present and the meeting will be open to the public. A conference line will be available for those who cannot attend the meeting in person: 1-888-844-9904 Access Code 7421936#.

Objections Received on 1st FEIS and DROD


Objection Process Information

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.