Each National Forest and Grassland is governed by a Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). The Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests each have a forest plan providing comprehensive management direction for resources on the National Forest System lands. This includes desired conditions, standards, and guidelines for management, protection, and use of the Forests. Monitoring conditions on the Forests ensures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and identify conditions that might require a change in the Forest Plans.
The current forest plans were signed in 1987. Since that time, much has changed regarding resource management of the National Forests and we are currently in the process of revising the forest plans under the direction of the 2012 Planning Rule to incorporate changed conditions, best available science, and new public issues.
Please select this link for more information about the forest plan revision process, the ongoing collaborative effort, and how you can get involved.
Current Forest Management
Forest Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
At the time the 1987 Forest Plans were signed, a commitment was made to monitor and evaluate how well the plans were being implemented. A commitment was also made to consider modification to the Forest Plans using amendments based on the monitoring and evaluation findings. The Monitoring and Evaluation Reports that were completed for each forest are located at the links below.
Clearwater National Forest
Nez Perce National Forest
Other Plans and Area Analyses
These plans provide overarching guidance to specific projects and they tier to the forest plan. They are usually resource or area specific.
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program
Final Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater (CFLRP) Proposal
South Fork Clearwater River Landscape Assessment (LA) Summary
Vol. I - South Fork Clearwater River LA Narrative
Vol. II - South Fork Clearwater River LA Maps
Ecosystem Analysis at the Watershed Scale (EAWS)
Newsome Creek EAWS Narrative
Newsome Creek EAWS Maps
Red River EAWS Narrative
Red River EAWS Maps
Slate Creek EAWS Narrative
Slate Creek Appendices
Slate Creek EAWS Maps
Lochsa Corridor EAWS Narrative
Lochsa Corridor EAWS Maps
Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use (DRAMVU) Planning
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) - December 2008
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) - October 2010
Recreation Facility Analysis (RFA)