What are Forest Plans?

The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 required every national forest to develop a plan. These plans provide broad direction for managing the resources for the American people. The plans are programmatic in nature, meaning they cover a large geographic area and the direction is broad in scope. The plan must be consistent with environmental laws and regulations such as the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act. The forests will be revising plans following direction in the 2012 Planning Rule.

Why Do They Need to be Revised?

The Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests both signed their original plans in 1987, nearly 27 years ago. Since this signing, there have been numerous social and resource changes. Scientific information and methodology has evolved. A few of these changes have been addressed in amendments to the original forest plans; many others have not been formally recognized and incorporated. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are currently completing and assessment of existing conditions to determine the need for change that plan revision will address.

What Components are Required in a Forest Plan?

How Can I Get Involved?

Information on how to participate in our collaborative effort can be found here.

You can also provide input in the plan revision email inbox at: fpr_npclw@fs.fed.us.

Hard copy comments should be mailed to:

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Forest Plan Revision
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

Important Note: Names and physical and e-mail addresses submitted on this website, or in response to any request for comments, will be included in the project record for forest plan revision and may be released to the public if requested under the Freedom of Information Act.


Key Contacts

Forest Planner
Zach Peterson
Office: 208-935-4239
Fax: 208-935-4275

Jennie Fischer
Phone: (208) 983-4048
Fax: (208) 983-4099

Mike Ward
Phone: (208) 926-6413
Fax: (208) 926-6450

RFA Coordinator
Diana Jones
Phone: (208) 476-8239
Fax: (208) 476-8329