Plan Revision: Phase II - Forest Plan and EIS Development

Page Last Updated:  06/10/2019

 

Milestone Events and Timeframes for Phase II

Process

Product

Description

 Status

Timeframe

Notice of Intent / Formal Scoping

  • Notification to Revise the land management Plan in Federal Register with a 45 scoping period for public comment on the Proposed Action

Underway.
Open for comments until July 30, 2019

Alternative Development

  • Development of proposed action alternative and other alternatives

TBD

Wilderness Inventory & Evaluation Process

TBD

Public Involvement for Wilderness

  • Obtain public feedback on each step of wilderness process

TBD

Eligible Wild & Scenic Rivers

  • Obtain public feedback on Wild and Scenic River eligibility evaluation

TBD

Preliminary Draft Plan

  • Address potential desired conditions, management objectives, and other plan components based on needs to change

  • Release for public comment

  • Identify issues raised by the public and develop alternatives to address the issues

Underway.
Open for comments until July 30, 2019.

Public Involvement during Preliminary Draft Proposed Plan

  • Obtain public feedback on Preliminary Draft Proposed Plan, management areas, and alternatives

Ongoing

Draft Proposed Plan and Draft EIS

  • Develop a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes the effects upon the environment of each of the Plan alternatives

TBD

Public Comments on Draft Plan and EIS

  • Obtain public feedback for at least 90 days on proposed plan and draft EIS

  • Comments are used to prepare a final EIS

TBD

Final EIS and Draft Record of Decision (ROD)

  • Based on comments received during comment period, Final EIS is prepared

  • Final EIS includes FS responses to comments received during comment period

  • Draft Record of Decision (identifies the preferred alternative) is prepared

TBD

Objection Process

  • Prior to approving the preferred alternative, the public may raise issues related to the Plan revision and suggest ways to improve the plan decision

  • Final EIS and Draft ROD are made available for objection

  • Objections must be filed within 60 days following public notice date

  • Regional Forester reviews objections within 90 days after objection-filing period ends and renders written response

TBD

Final Decision

  • Based on objection review and response, final Record of Decision is made by the Carson National Forest Supervisor

TBD

Implementation and

Monitoring

  • Forest Service implements the Plan and begins on-going monitoring

TBD

 

 





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