Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available
Updated: June 7, 2019
Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Commenting ran March 1 - June 6, 2019 (90+ day comment period). Comments recieved can be viewed on the public reading room.
Documents and Helpful Tools
The documents reflect three years of robust public participation through public meetings, comment, feedback, interagency working groups and collaboration.
We continue to appreciate the level of care and commitment people have for this Forest. We have worked with many to develop the draft plan and draft environmental impact statement and the documents reflect a truly interdisciplinary approach.
Public comment over the official 90-day comment period will help the Forest further create a more comprehensive final plan and final environmental impact statement for the decision makers review in 2020.
Download the Reviewer's Guide to Commenting
Notice Published in Federal Register - Published March 8, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions (added to June 3, 2019 - remaining notecard questions frequently asked in public meetings)
Species of Conservation Concern - Regional Forester Decision - See Rationale, comment via same method at link above. (link redirects to regional office webpage, then scroll down under Custer Gallatin NF selection).
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Chapters 1 - 4 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement - Covers Purpose and Need for Action (Chapter 1), Alternatives (Chapter 2), Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences (Chapter 3), Other Disclosures, Preparers and Distribution of the Environmental Impact Statement (Chapter 4).
Appendices (includes Maps (A), Vegetation and Timber Analysis Process (B), Species of Conservation Concern Plan Components, Sensitive Species List (C), Recommended Wilderness Analysis (D), Compatibility of the Revised Plan with Relevant Plans and Other Public Agencies (E).
* these are large documents, please allow time for opening and download
Limited hardcopies are available at area libraries (ask at reference desks or by contacting Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan at 406-587-6735).
Large Maps & GIS layers (General Maps/Detailed Maps)
*be patient with files loading
Alternative A (No Action) Large Maps
Alternative B Large Maps
Alternative C Large Maps
Alternative D Large Maps
Alternative E Large Maps
GIS layers - zip file (Wilderness, Recommended Wilderness Areas)
Designated Areas (all), Scenery, Eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers, Inventoried Roadless Area Zipfile (Land Allocations),
GIS Data for Recreation Opportunity Spectrum and Alternatives Zipfile
Forest Plan Revision Bingo - have some fun with the review of the documents - can you get a blackout?!
Fact Sheet and Involvement (one-pager)
Newsletter for download/print - hardcopy