Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available

Updated: April 24, 2019

Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision:  Home
Commenting - Runs March 1 - June 6, 2019 (at midnight)
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The Custer Gallatin National Forest is pleased to release the draft plan and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for public review.  

Go to News Release & Public Meeting Dates, Webinar - can't make a meeting - listen to recording of webinar

Podcasts are out - Download them now for easy listening.

The comment period will run March 1 - June 6, 2019 (90+ day comment period)

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.

Visit Commenting Page - How to Comment 

Download the Reviewer's Guide to Commenting

Forest Supervisor's Letter

Notice Published in Federal Register - Published March 8, 2019

Understanding Designated Areas and Definitions *(note - only handout for commonly designated areas/definitions that helped to drive alternatives, many other designated area/definitions exist). 

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 Plan 

Draft Revised Forest Plan 

Appendices - Draft Plan

Draft Environmental Impact Statement 

Executive Summary

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 

General Maps:  Absaroka-Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henrys Lake          Pryor's          Sioux 

Detailed on Forest Basemap (trails, locations baselayer) - Absaroka Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henry's Lake         

Pryor Mountains          Sioux

Alternative B Large Maps 

General Maps:  Absaroka-Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtail, Crazies          Madison, Gallatin, Henry's Lake          Pryor's          Sioux

Detailed on Forest Basemap (trails, locations baselayer) - Absaroka Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henry's Lake         

Pryor Mountains          Sioux

Alternative C Large Maps 

General Maps:  Absaroka-Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtail, Crazies          Madison, Gallatin, Henry's Lake          Pryor's          Sioux

Detailed on Forest Basemap (trails, locations baselayer) - Absaroka Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henry's Lake         

Pryor Mountains          Sioux

Alternative D Large Maps 

General Maps:  Absaroka-Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtail, Crazies          Madison, Gallatin, Henry's Lake          Pryor's          Sioux

Detailed on Forest Basemap (trails, locations baselayer) - Absaroka Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henry's Lake         

Pryor Mountains          Sioux

Alternative E Large Maps 

General Maps:  Absaroka-Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtail, Crazies          Madison, Gallatin, Henry's Lake          Pryor's          Sioux

Detailed on Forest Basemap (trails, locations baselayer) - Absaroka Beartooth          Ashland          Bridger, Bangtails, Crazies          Madision, Gallatin, Henry's Lake         

Pryor Mountains          Sioux

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 

Key Linkage Area Zipfile - GIS Data

Vicinity Map 

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

 



Key Contacts

10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130)
Bozeman, MT 59715
 
Public Affairs:  Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan
406-587-6735
cgplanrevision@fs.fed.us  


https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/custergallatin/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd601607