Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision

Updated: July 9, 2020

Welcome - 

- 2020 Land Management Plan (Final Plan), draft Record of Decision & Final Environmental Impact Statement is Available

The Forest will host three webinar sessions on Thursday, July 23, 2020 - tune in at:  10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to ask questions and discuss pieces of the 2020 Land Management Plan (Final Plan) core specialists will be on hand.  Login at:  (mobile device compatible) 

Public Reading Room 
Go to Objections page 

What is a Forest Plan?

A Forest Plan is the comprehensive overarching document that guides forest management, use, and protection providing broad direction, standards and guidelines for the Custer Gallatin National Forest for years to come.

Forest Plan Revision launched January 2016. 


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Phases of Forest Plan Revision & Schedule

There are three-phases in the revision effort, which is designed to take place over 4 years.  Numerous public engagement opportunities will exist throughout the timeline.

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is currently in Phase II of planning.  

Phase II – Revision 

  • Developing the Plan
    • (Completed) Winter/Spring 2017 - Public Meetings Feb - April 2017 - Initial Developing the Plan
    • Internal building of the plan
    • (Completed) Follow-up Public Meetings - September 2017
    • Internal building of the plan
  • Beginning 2018 – Notice of Availability of Proposed Plan and Draft EIS - Release Jan. 3, 2018
    • Proposed Plan Meetings, Ranger-led (Winter 2018)
  • Spring/Summer 2018 - Developing Conceptual Alternatives
  • Summer/Fall/Winter 2018 - Writing of Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • Review and Comment Period of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
    • Community Meetings - Winter 2018/2019
    • Review of Comments Recieved (Summer 2019 - Fall 2019) 
  • Fall/Winter 2019 - Writing of  Final Plan/Environmental Impact Statement 
  • Summer 2020 – Notice of Objection Period Prior to Approval of the Preferred Alternative and Final EIS
  • Fall 2020 - Objections Process
  • Decision - Early 2021

Archived (Past) Documents

Draft Plan & Draft Environmental Impact Statement 

Published Connectivity Report - Incorporating Connectivity into Forest Plan Revision, Custer Gallatin N.F. and Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Proposed Action 

Final Assessment 

Past - Public Meeting Summaries

Science Symposium (Fall 2018) 

Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers 

Public Involvement

Visit our Public Involvement Page for full details on ways to participate in forest plan revision. 

Public meetings will be posted in advance of each phase.  Meeting notes and presentation recordings to follow public meetings.

Visit the Public Reading Room to review feedback received  (feedback recieved via mail/email will be uploaded). 











Key Contacts

10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130)
Bozeman, MT 59715
Public Affairs:  Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan