The Land Management Plan or Forest Plan is the principal document that guides the decision making of Forest Service managers. Forest Plans provide long–range management direction. The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) is the primary statute governing the administration of national forests. The planning rule interprets the NFMA and guides the amendment and revision of all land management plans.
Forest Plan Revisions Update
Scoping public workshops for forest plan revisions on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests are scheduled:
6:00-8:00pm - Monday, September 15, Sierra National Forest, Holiday Inn, 5090 East Clinton Way, Fresno, CA
6:00-8:00pm - Tuesday, September 16, Sequoia National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA
6:00-8:00pm - Thursday, September 18, Inyo National Forest, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra Street & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA
The Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra are three of eight "early adopter" forests, meaning they are the first to revise their land management plans using the 2012 Forest Service Planning Rule. Scoping public workshops are scheduled for September 15, 16 and 18, 2014, for forest plan revisions on these National Forests. On August 29, 2014, the Notice of Intent to file an environmental impact statement and proposed action for the revised forest plans were published in the Federal Register. Please see our August 29, 2014, news release for more information about the September 2014 public workshops and to review the NOI, detailed proposed action, and maps.
A synthesis of relevant science that has become available since the development of the existing LRMPs for the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. This effort was completed by the Pacific Southwest Research Station in January, 2013.