Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment
The Tongass is analyzing transition away from old-growth mgmt in the next 10-15 yrs, while retaining a viable SE Alaska timber industry, per Secretary's Memorandum: incl. Avail. of YG lands; Changes to S&Gs/rulemaking; Monitoring "focal species".
Tongass National Forest, Region 10, Alaska
District: Tongass National Forest All Units
Tongass Roadless and LUD Map (PDF 6734kb) Tongass Land Use Designation (LUD) and 2001 Roadless Area Map.
Source: "Tongass NF Five-Year Review Documents" http://go.usa.gov/3qsBd
Federal Register NOI to amend Tongass Forest Plan (PDF 196kb) [May 27, 2014] Notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that evaluates an amendment to the 2008 Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
[May 22, 2014] U.S. Forest Service News Release announcing: 1) The USDA secretary's selection of the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) members; and 2) The Forest Service Notice of Intent, and request for public comment, to amend the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan start of the Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) Amendment Process.
[January 23, 2015] Notice of: 1) Informational community public open house meetings to be conducted by the Forest Service Planning team, to share the issues and scope of Forest Plan Amendment, to include guidance being used under the 2012 planning rule; and 2) Draft Plan Monitoring Program opportunity for public to comment. Draft Plan Monitoring Program comments accepted for 30 days following publication of [Jan, 23] Notice period [i.e. February 23, 2015].