The Inyo National Forest is located in the south center part of California.
Where is this Forest?

 

Planning

Travel Analysis Process

The Travel Analysis Process (TAP) is required by the 2005 Travel Management Rule and requires that forests provide a safe, financially, and environmentally sustainable road system that can realistically be maintained.
Link to Travel Analysis Process.

Forest Plan Revision

The Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP or Forest Plan) was completed in 1988, and has been amended multiple times since then.  The LRMP provides broad, multiple resource management direction to guide the management of forest resources over the 10-15 year planning period.

The Inyo National Forest is one of three National Forests in California revising its Forest Plan using the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule.

The U.S. Forest Service is releasing the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.
link to News Release

We have begun the 90-day public comment period for the draft environmental impact statement and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. During this time, we are holding public meetings, tribal forums and a webinar to engage with you in discussions about these documents. We welcome you to attend these events.

Please take note of these updates!

·         Sequoia National Forest Public Meeting Venue change: The location for the August 3rd Public Meeting on the Sequoia National Forest has changed to the Double Tree Bakersfield (Hilton) 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93308

·         Public Webinar Registration: If you plan to attend the public webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., you need to register on-line in advance of the webinar. You can do so via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694478403371813122

·         Species of Conservation Concern lists: Corrected species of conservation concern lists have been posted to the project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters

For more information about these forest plan revisions, visit the project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters

Public Meeting Schedule: June – August 2016

Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests Draft EIS and Draft Forest Plans

 

June 13: 6p-8p

Cerro Coso Community College

101 College Pkwy, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Parking: Free

 

June 14: 6p-8p

Cerro Coso Community College Eastern Sierra Campus

4090 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514

Parking: Free

 

June 15: 6p-8p

Sequoia National Forest Service Forest Supervisor’s Office

1839 South Newcomb Street Porterville, CA 93257

Parking: Free

 

June 16: 6p-8p

Clovis Memorial Veterans Hall

808 4th Street, Clovis, CA 93612

Parking: Free

 

June 22: 6p-9p

California State University Northridge, University Student Union

Thousand Oaks Room 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

Parking fees: http://www.csun.edu/csun-maps

 

June 23: 5p-8p

El Pueblo Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking fees: http://elpueblo.lacity.org/GeneralInformatio  n/Parking/index.htm

 

June 28: Public Webinar (12-1:30p)

Register on-line prior to webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694478  403371813122

 

June 29: 6p-9p

Fort Mason, Gallery 308 2 Marina Blvd #308

San Francisco, CA 94123

Parking fees: 1 hour: $2; 2 hours $5; 3 hours $7; 4 hours $10

 

August 1: 6p-8p

Location to be determined soon

Parking:

 

August 2: 6p-8p

Location to be determined soon

Parking:

 

August 3: 6p-8p

Double Tree Bakersfield (Hilton)

3100 Camino Del Rio Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Parking: Free

 

August 4: 6p-8p

Clovis Memorial Veterans Hall

808 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612

Parking: free

For Inyo National Forest specific information, please contact Public Affairs Officer, Deb Schweizer at 760-873-2427 or debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us

Forest Plan

 1988 Inyo National Forest Management Plan

Completed in 1988, the Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP or Forest Plan) provides direction for management activities on the Inyo National Forest.  The Forest Plan guides where and under what conditions an activity or project on national forest lands can generally proceed.  Specific project or activity proposals are analyzed separately, following National Environmental Policy Act procedures.  See the Projects page for more information about proposed activities on the Inyo National Forest.

The Land and Resources Management Plan has been amended several times since it was completed in 1988.  Some of the amendments still in effects are listed below.
South Sierra Wilderness Management Plan (1991)
Motor Vehicle Direction (1993)
Wild and Scenic River Management Plan:  North and South Forks of the Kern (1994)
Forest-wide Range Utilization Standards (1995)
Management Direction for the Ansel Adams, John Muir, and Dinky Lakes Wildernesses (2001 )
Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (2004) and Management Indicator Species Amendment (2007)

Monitoring and Evaluation

The 1988 LRMP, as amended, includes monitoring of more than 20 broad resource categories ranging from air quality to wilderness (LRMP Chapter V; Monitoring Strategy for the 2004 SNFPA in Appendix E of the 2001 SNFPA FEIS). As stated in the 1988 LRMP (pg. V-1), “the purpose of monitoring is to assess the success of Plan implementation and determine whether the Plan needs to be amended or whether management activities need to be revised.” 

In addition to monitoring, the LRMP requires evaluation of results. Evaluation is the analysis and interpretation of monitoring data to determine whether changes in the LRMP or in project implementation are necessary. Together, monitoring and evaluation ensure that the Plan remains a dynamic and responsible tool for managing the Forest’s land and resources in a changing social and economic climate.

Fiscal Years 2008-2009 Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Fiscal Year 2007 Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Fiscal Year 2006 Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Fiscal Year 1999-2000 Monitoring and Evaluation Report

 

Features

Final Wilderness Plan and EIS

2001 Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Impact Impact Statement for John Muir, Ansel Adams and Dinkey Lakes Wildernesses...