Documents & Helpful Resources

Updated 27 December, 2017

Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision:  Home
Go to Proposed Action - Review - Commenting (release Jan. 2018)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • Aims to balance multiple-uses and the restoration and maintenance of forest and water ecosystems

  • Identifies areas that may be suitable for special designations such as research natural areas, wild and scenic rivers, and wilderness

  • The Forest Plan does not authorize site specific activities or prohibitions


Planning Rule (2012)

Final Directives


Existing Forest Plans

Custer Forest Plan

Gallatin Forest Plan

Supplemental documents and amendments



Custer Gallatin Working Group - a collaborative established in July 2014 to develop agreement around priority areas and approaches for project work on the Custer Gallatin National Forest, and to help facilitate completion of those projects at the local level.  The Custer Gallatin Working Group is also coordinating on the Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision Effort.


Helpful Resources

Understanding Your Opportunities for Participating in the Forest Service Planning Process:  A Guide for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Citizens Guide to Forest Planning

National Forest Service Planning Rule Website

Planning Rule FACA Committee



National Forest Management Act

National Environmental Policy Act

Key Contacts

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