Projects and Plans

Management of the Tongass National Forest follows the guidance of the Tongass Land Management Plan, first completed in 1979 and most recently modified in 2016. The plan incorporates an adaptive management strategy, and has been reviewed and amended a number of times over the years. Forest Plan updates reflect changing conditions, information and requirements, to provide for long-term resource sustainability as well as the economic and social needs of the public.

Projects are planned, with help from stakeholders, to foster the continued health of the forest and to provide commodities and experiences to people who depend on, live surrounded by, and visit our largest national forest, as well as people throughout the nation.

All currently active proposed projects are listed quarterly by ranger district in which they will take place on the schedule of proposed actions (SOPA). These projects are not listed on this page and can only be seen on the SOPA. Projects in the planning process all have contact people to help you participate if you so wish. Some also post draft documents for review. For most projects, you can add yourself to the mailing list and sometimes comment on the projects right from the links in the SOPA.

Once decisions have been made, they are posted electronically and can be accessed through the SOPA. Decisions on appeals of or objections to district-level projects are also posted, as are decisions on forest-level appeals and objections.

To view our Appeals Responses, please visit the Forest Service Appeal Response page for the Tongass National Forest.

To view our Objection Responses, please visit the Forest Service Objection Response page for the Tongass National Forest.

Due to the fact that some of these files are so large, you may find it useful to right click and download or save the document(s) off to your own computer.


The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) process assesses site conditions, evaluates hazards to humans and the environment, determines the level of cleanup required and selects an appropriate cleanup alternative.