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What's New: The Working Draft is here for your review!  

Thank you for your patience, the GMUG is pleased to announce that the Working Draft of the Forest Plan is now available for your review!

Throughout plan revision, you have provided incredible insight and feedback, from helping to improve assessments (2017) and the key needs for change and unifying vision of the GMUG (2018) that the revised Forest Plan should support. From this foundation, we've done our best to apply 2012 Planning Rule requirements, best available scientific information, and public input to develop this working draft. Although this is an early version, we're asking for your help again before we progress any further.

This is not the formal draft plan and DEIS comment period, which will occur later in the process. While this informal review does not provide standing for the objection process, your feedback will be much appreciated to help inform the forest plan. As you review, please let us know what plan direction works and what needs improvement. Your feedback will be most helpful if received by July 29, 2019.

In partnership with area counties, the forest will co-host several public open houses in local communities from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the following dates. Please consider joining us:

  • July 9- Hotchkiss, Heritage Hall, 403 East Bridge Street
  • July 10- Palisade, Community Center, 120 West 8th Street
  • July 11- Montrose, Event Center, 1036 North 7th Street
  • July 16- Norwood, Lone Cone Library, 1455 Pinion St.
  • July 17- Ridgway, 4H Center and Fairgrounds, 22739 US-550
  • July 18- Gunnison, Fred Field Western Heritage Center, Van Tuyl Room, 275 South Spruce Street

If you're just joining the conversation, please check out the process and products tab above for past publications and other helpful resources, and please consider joining our mailing list by clicking on the Get Involved tab above to recieve updates on publications, comment periods, and webinars. Thank you for your continued participation!

How to Shape Your National Forests from Your Forests Your Future.

Each National Forest and Grassland operates under management identified in a Forest Plan. Over the years, these plans are updated in a process known as Forest Planning. That's where you come in! The Forest Service needs your help in deciding what changes need to made on the GMUG. The Forest Plan Revision process guided by the 2012 Planning Rule serves as an opportunity to look at what is working and what may not be working using best available scientific information and meaningful public involvement. Our current forest plan was approved in 1983 and has been amended five times, but a lot has changed over the years. Join this conversation and have a say in the management of your GMUG National Forests.

Key Contacts

 Please contact us:

Submit your comments:

Online Comment Tool - View previously submitted comments in the Reading Room

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Attn: Plan Revision Team
2250 South Main Street
Delta, CO  81416

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