Northwest Forest Plan

Northwest Forest Plan & Amendment

There are many opportunities to engage in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment process.

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The Northwest Forest Plan provides landscape scale direction for over 19 million acres, across 17 national forests in western Washington, Oregon, and northwestern California. The plan was established in 1994 to protect threatened and endangered species, such as the northern spotted owl, while contributing to regional social and economic sustainability. Thirty years later, this landscape has experienced significant social, economic, and ecological changes. Amending the will provide an updated management framework that incorporates best available scientific information and current conditions. 


  • Federal Advisory Committee

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    Find information on Advisory Committee efforts & opportunities for public involvement such as how to attend a public meeting or submit comments.

  • Bioregional Assessment

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    The Bioregional Assessment is a summary document of science, data & emerging issues meant to guide future planning updates.

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