Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision

Field of lupine on a rocky mountain forest slope


The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest (HLC NF) is revising their Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available.

Here you will find information and links to planning documents and reports, dates for meetings, press releases, maps, briefing papers and ways to comment or be involved in the process. 

The forest plan revision team has drafted the revised forest Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The notice of availability for these documents was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2018. They are now available for public review. This initiates the 90 day comment period. The Comment period has been extended--the new deadline is October 9, 2018.

A species of conservation concern (SCC) list was developed at the Regional Office. This process occurred at the same time as the development of the Proposed Action. For more information about species of conservation concern, please go to the RO SCC page

Notice of Availability:  Draft Pan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest has completed a Revised Draft Forest Plan and a DEIS. The Forest will be accepting comments on the DEIS and draft plan for 90 days; instructions for commenting along with the link to the comment database are posted on the Draft Plan/DEIS page.

Visit the Draft Plan/DEIS Page.

Public Meetings about the Draft Plan and DEIS

The Forest will be hosting eleven public meetings, during which the planning team will be available to answer questions you may have about the Draft Forest Plan and DEIS.

* Newly scheduled meeting: Browning, MT,  August 21, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Glacier Peaks Hotel

Meeting Location





July 23, 2018

11 am-1 pm

Stanford City Hall
102 Central Avenue


July 23, 2018

5-7 pm

BLM office
920 NE Main St.


July 24, 2018

11 am-1 pm

Harlowton Library
13 Central Avenue North

White Sulphur Springs

July 24, 2018

5-7 pm

WSS High School Cafeteria
204 S. Central Ave.


July 25, 2018

5-7 pm

Radisson Hotel
2301 Colonial Dr., Helena


July 26, 2018

11-1 pm

Boulder Fairgrounds Volunteer Hall
21 Whitetail Rd.


July 26, 2018

5-7 pm

Townsend Library
201 N. Spruce Street


July 30, 2018

5-7 pm

Lincoln Community Hall

404 Main St., Lincoln


August 1, 2018

5-7 pm

Stage Stop Inn
1005 Main Avenue North

Great Falls

August 2, 2018

5-7 pm

Civic Center
2 Park Drive S, Great Falls


August 21, 2018

5-7 pm

Glacier Peaks Hotel
46 Museum Loop, Browning

Keep Informed

Would you like to receive electronic updates for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision? The Forest now has an electronic mailing list. You can sign up for the electronic mailing list by following the instructions below.


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