Draft Revised Forest Plan and DEIS

Welcome to the newest addition to our planning website! Click here to go back to our main forest planning page.

On August 13, 2021, we published the Draft Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact. This began a 90-day comment period where you can voice your support and concerns with the plan and help inform the final product. Comments were initially due by November 12, 2021. The comment period was extended by 14 days and the final day was November 26, 2021. The comment period is now closed.

The GMUG National Forests with the National Forest Foundation hosted a series of virtual webinars and open houses to provide an orientation to the draft documents and to host community conversations.

Links to webinar recordings

Links to open house recordings

Wildlife Q&A session

Use the links below to navigate to the document or map you're interested in viewing.

*NOTE: The following Storymaps and FAQs are supplemental materials, not required. We provided FAQs in response to common public questions during the comment period.*

*The Geographic Area maps below provide a zoomed-in view of smaller, discrete areas on the forest: the Uncompahgre Plateau, the Grand Mesa, etc. 

Management area maps and GIS data

Alternative A Forestwide

Alternative A Geographic Area

Alternative B Forestwide

Alternative B Geographic Area

Alternative C Forestwide

Alternative C Geographic Area

Alternative D Forestwide

Alternative D Geographic Area

Wilderness Management Area

***Downloadable Management Area GIS data***

***Downloadable Management Area Overlays GIS data***

***Downloadable Continental Divide National Scenic Trail GIS data*** - also part of the overlay data, above

Scenic Integrity Objective (SIO) maps and GIS data 

Alternative A Forestwide

Alternative B Forestwide

Alternative C Forestwide

Alternative D Forestwide

*** Downloadable Scenic Integrity Objective GIS data***

Summer Recreation Opportunity Spectrum maps and GIS data

Existing Inventory Forestwide

Existing Inventory Geographic Area

Alternative B Forestwide

Alternative B Geographic Area

Alternative C Forestwide

Alternative C Geographic Area

Alternative D Forestwide

Alternative D Geographic Area

***Downloadable Summer and Winter ROS GIS data***

Winter Recreation Opportunity Spectrum maps and GIS data

Existing Inventory Forestwide

Existing Inventory Geographic Area

Alternative B Forestwide

Alternative B Geographic Area

Alternative C Forestwide

Alternative C Geographic Area

Alternative D Forestwide

Alternative D Geographic Area

***Downloadable Summer and Winter ROS GIS data***

Existing Winter Travel Management

 

Timber Suitability maps and GIS data

Alternative A Forestwide

Alternative A Geographic Area

Alternative B Forestwide

Alternative B Geographic Area

Alternative C Forestwide

Alternative C Geographic Area

Alternative D Forestwide

Alternative D Geographic Area

***Downloadable TImber Suitability GIS data***

 



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