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
Public workshops for forest plan revisions on the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests were held June 16, 17, and 19. We shared an updated Need to Change, Need to Change supplement, draft Desired Conditions, wilderness inventory, and other materials. Feedback will be accepted through June 30, 2014. The forest service gave an overview presentation to discuss these documents and the forest plan revision process.
For more information, including presentations and handouts, visit the workshop webpage.
The Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo are three of eight “early adopter” forests meaning they are the first to revise their land management plans using the new National Forest System Planning Rule, completed in 2012. The Forest Service held public workshops June 16, 17 and 19, 2014 for forest plan revisions on these National Forests. We shared an updated Need to Change, Need to Change Supplement, draft Desired Conditions, wilderness inventory and other draft materials.
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.