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.
Forests: The entire Inyo and Sequoia National Forests, and the Sequoia National Forest lands outside of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
The Notice of Intent (NOI), detailed proposed action and maps are available for review at http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters. For earlier information regarding forest plan revision documents and the planning process prior to the release of the NOI and scoping period, please visit the Pacific Southwest Region's planning website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r5/FPR.
Northwest Forest Plan Update
The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area.
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.