Draft Assessment Report Available for Lincoln Forest Plan Revision

Contact(s): Brendan Morgan

Alamogordo, NM (July 5, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest (NF) has released for public review and feedback the draft assessment report as part of the Forest Plan Revision process.  This draft assessment report identifies ecological, social and economic conditions, trends, and any risks to sustainability of Lincoln NF resources. 

The forest thanks everyone that shared input and other information sources for the assessment. The trends and conditions identified in the assessment will help determine the current plan’s need for change and aid in the development of plan components. 

The revised Forest Plan will describe the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next 15 years on the Lincoln NF.

The Lincoln NF highly encourages feedback on the draft assessment report and participation moving forward.  The draft assessment report is available at https://go.usa.gov/xU4fP and at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45148.  CDs containing the report are available upon request. 

Please send any feedback or suggestions on the draft assessment report preferably in digital form to lnf_fpr_comments@fs.fed.us;  or by going to the project website https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45148 and selecting the “Comment/Object on Project” option in the “Get Connected” box.  You may also mail your feedback to Lincoln National Forest, Attn.: Forest Plan Revision Team, 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310, or drop your feedback off at one of the district offices. 

Feedback is most useful if submitted before August 31, 2018.  Your input will help develop forest plan direction that will provide for a healthy, diverse, and productive forest.

Public participation opportunities will be scheduled soon to discuss the assessment findings.  For further information, visit the Forest Plan Revision website at https://go.usa.gov/xU4fS or contact Brendan Morgan at 575-434-7245 or brendanmorgan@fs.fed.us.