Forest Plan Under Construction

Under Construction
 


 

 

As the forest works to develop the revised Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan we will share preliminary drafts with the public in order to allow for productive input. The complete Draft Revised Forest Plan and plan alternatives will be available for public comment in Fall 2018.

Please visit this web site and our plan revision links for more information and updates.

What will be in the Draft Revised Forest Plan?

The preliminary plan is developed from several different sources including Public Involvement and input from many organizations and governmental sources internal resource specialists, and the current Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan, as well as the Assessment Report.

The Plan Revision Team continues to work on the draft plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Meet the Forest Plan Revision Team COMING SOON

Based on public input, we have changed language in the plan, changed zoning (management area) boundaries and direction, and added a completely new chapter about places and uses that are important on the forest. We have also used public input to understand the differences of public opinion on how we manage forest resources, and to build a range of alternatives that responds to the range of public interests.

Draft building blocks were released in May 2017. They are now being modified to incorporate input we have received.

The May 2017 building blocks and Reader’s Guide reflect the 2017 interpretation of management options to be included in the draft plan. See 2017 Building Blocks and Updates for those materials along with Wilderness Inventory and Evaluations and Wild and Scenic Rivers Evaluation for additional previously released documents.

SUMMER 2018 UPDATE

7/23 Powtoon

 

 

Chapter 4 – Geographic Areas

Places matter. Geographic Areas recognize the unique social, ecological, and economic characteristics on each part of the forest, describing uses and places that are special. 

 

Geographic Areas Introduction

 

Geographic Areas Map             

  Eastern Escarpment:

Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map  

        

   Bald Mountains:    

         Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map  

   

   Black Mountains: 

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map  

         

   Pisgah Ledge:      

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map    

           

   North Slope:   

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map 

       

            Highland Domes:  

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map

 

    Great Balsam:             

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map 

 

    Nantahala Mountains:  

 Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map 

 

    Nantahala Gorge:      

  Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map 

 

    Hiwassee:  

  Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map 

 

    Fontana Lake:   

  Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map  

 

    Unicoi Mountains:

  Description and Goals    Context Map     Management Area Map