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 comment period where you can voice your support and concerns with the plan and help inform the final product. The comment period was extended by 14 days and the final day was November 26, 2021. The comment period is now closed.
Currently the team is organizing and responding to around 9,000 comment letters recieved. This is also the timeframe where adjustments may be made to the alternatives and final plan based on comments received. We will continue to progress through this stage and hope to publish a final plan and draft Record of Decision in late 2022 or early 2023. Stay tuned to your email inbox for announcements and milestones.
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.
Use the links below to navigate to the document or map you're interested in viewing.
- GMUG Draft Land Management Plan
- GMUG Plan Revision Draft EIS Volume I
- GMUG Plan Revision Draft EIS Volume II
- Quick Guide to the Draft Plan
*NOTE: The following Storymaps and FAQs are supplemental materials, not required. We provided FAQs in response to common public questions during the comment period.*
- Forest Plan Revision Recreation Opportunity Settings FAQs
- Forest Plan Revision Timber FAQs
- Forest Plan Revision Timber WUI FAQs
- Interactive Story Maps and GIS Data Downloads - *NOTE: All of the GIS data in the Storymaps are provided in the original links below. Apologies for any confusion.*
*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
***Downloadable Continental Divide National Scenic Trail GIS data*** - also part of the overlay data, above
Scenic Integrity Objective (SIO) maps and GIS data
Summer Recreation Opportunity Spectrum maps and GIS data
Winter Recreation Opportunity Spectrum maps and GIS data
Timber Suitability maps and GIS data