Draft Preliminary Need to Change 4-27-14

Draft Preliminary Need to Change Ready for Your Review

The Draft Preliminary Need to Change is the transition from the assessment to the forest plan development phase. You may send your comments, suggestions or questions to fmplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

The preliminary need to change is a process for determining what plan direction should be changed or added to the existing Francis Marion National Forest Plan that has been in effect since 1996. Moreover, it identifies forest plan direction that “needs to change” and sets the framework for the development of plan components and other plan content, including the monitoring program. In this way, the framework builds on information gathered and developed during each phase of the planning process and supports adaptive management for informed and efficient planning. From this information, the Francis Marion National Forest has compiled preliminary revision items that will need to be addressed. These revision items will be used to guide the plan revision process.