Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest

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The USDA Forest Service is currently revising of the 2002 Chugach National Forest land management plan (Forest Plan) following the requirements of the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule.

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FOREST PLAN REVISION UPDATES

During 2016 and 2017, we refined and augmented the proposed plan based on public, tribal, and agency submitted comments. This included adding a third goal statement and plan components related to partnerships and collaboration to the existing goal statements of analyzing the environmental effects and socio-economic impacts of the proposed plan and alternatives. We are also writing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which analyzes the potential effects of four plan revision alternatives. 

We expect to publish the DEIS along with the draft revised plan in winter/spring 2018. 

Publication of the DEIS will begin a 90 day comment period.  During the comment period, we will hold public meetings and webinars to share this work with you and answer your questions.  Please continue to check back for updates and information.

PROPOSED FOREST PLAN PUBLIC COMMENTS

Submitted public comments have been reviewed to help further develop the proposed revised forest plan and identify potential significant issues. Significant issues will, in turn, form the basis for developing alternatives to the proposed action.

A summary of what we heard is located in the Proposed Revised Land Management Plan Scoping Report.

PROPOSED FOREST PLAN DOCUMENTS

PROPOSED FOREST PLAN MAPS

DOCUMENTS THAT SUPPORT REVISION OF THE PROPOSED FOREST PLAN

THE REVISION OF THE 2002 FOREST PLAN INVOLVES THREE PHASES

Phase l involved an evaluation of relevant information including existing ecological, economic, and social conditions and trends across the broader landscape that help inform the need to change the 2002 Forest Plan. This “snapshot” is considered during the creation of the proposed Forest Plan (Phase II). Phase lll will involve continuous observation and collection of information to track relevant conditions over time and measure management effectiveness.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE RELATED TO THE FOREST PLAN REVISION PROCESS

2014 ASSESSMENT REPORT (COMPLETED DURING PHASE 1 OF THE FOREST PLAN PROCESS)

2014 ASSESSMENT MAPS

 



Key Contacts

Lead Land Management Planner

Denise Downie
907-743-9426
530-543-2683
dedownie@fs.fed.us

Natural Resource Specialist

David Fitz-Enz
907-743-9595
dfitzenz@fs.fed.us