Forest Plan Revision

The Salmon-Challis began an effort to revise our existing management plans in January 2017. A lot has changed since the Salmon and the Challis forest plans were published in 1988 and 1987, respectively.

We want and need your help as we work through the revision process, which follows the 2012 Planning Rule. Our Public Involvement Opportunities page highlights ways you can help us with the revision. The Revision Library is where you can access background publications and links related to our revision effort.



CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST DIRECTION (use CTRL + F to search for the topic of interest)

SALMON NATIONAL FOREST DIRECTION (use CTRL + F to search for the topic of interest)

Latest Revision News

The Salmon-Challis National Forest has posted documents online discussing the existing 1987 Challis Forest Plan and 1988 Salmon Forest Plan.  The documents include existing plan direction organized by resource area and information about laws, regulations, and policies put into place since the existing plans were developed.  Over the last several weeks, the Planning Team has been refining the documents based upon feedback received during an early March meeting with cooperating agencies.  Additional effort was put into making the documents easier to navigate and understand. 

The public workshops originally scheduled for April have been postponed; however, we intend to engage the public in discussions about the plan review when appropriate.

The forest plan revision effort was initiated in 2017 with the idea of developing one plan for the two forests that were administratively combined more than 20 years ago.  Some members of the public questioned whether the existing Salmon and Challis forest plans needed to be changed, and they asked the agency to examine each plan in more detail.  The posted documents are an effort by the Salmon-Challis National Forest to provide the public information on the existing plans and additional direction that’s come out since the plans were developed.  After we have a chance to engage with stakeholders, the Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisor expects to use the findings from the review and public input, and determine whether each plan should be revised, amended, or left unchanged.  

In September 2019, Forest Supervisor Chuck Mark announced the Salmon-Challis National Forest  will evaluate the 1988 Salmon Forest Plan and the 1987 Challis Forest Plan separately. You can read more about the decision here and see answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

The Forest Plan Revision Team began holding webinar updates earlier this year. The latest webinar focused on the shift in our forest plan revision strategy. You can access the recording of the September 2019 webinar at the following link:

Our next webinar will be announced here when the time and date have been determined. We will also send a notice out to our e-mail distribution list. You can subscribe to receive these notifications at this link.

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