Welcome to the Sawtooth National Forest!
The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the vastness of this land, but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that you the owners of this land hold near and dear. Managing and protecting this land, for today and as well as future generations, means listening and working with other agencies, implementing the laws mandated by Congress, exercising our best professional judgment and working with you, the shareholders of this National Forest. We sincerely hope that you will always feel free to question what and how we are doing, and more importantly become involved in our processes as we plan and make decisions regarding the management of this National Forest. We are the stewards of your land - a job that we take a great deal of pride and satisfaction in. If at any time there is anything we can do to help make your time here more enjoyable our employees are here to serve you.
Idaho Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement
On Wednesday, January 29, the 90-day comment period for the Idaho Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed. The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be analyzing the substantive comments received, revising the draft environmental impact statement, and publishing a final environmental impact statement, which will include a Response to Comment report. A Notice of Availability for the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the fall of 2014.
Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process. We appreciate your participation, which will help both agencies to accomplish what they are proposing.
The Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is one of 15 coordinated environmental documents developed to provide a consistent approach to sustaining the species and its habitat across the West. By proactively addressing greater sage grouse conservation concerns on Forest Service- and BLM-administered lands, we hope to maintain the widest possible range of options for managing the public lands and for our neighboring landowners.
The Draft Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is available for review on the BLM-Idaho's web site. For additional information about Greater Sage-Grouse conservation, visit the BLM Sage-Grouse web site.
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