Forest Plan Revision Project

  Get Involved graphic

What's Happening?

In 2017, the Eldorado will begin working on Forest Plan Revision which will guide how the forest is managed for the next 15 to 20 years.

The forest will work with regional planning team and stakeholders over the next few years to assess the current condition, the desired future condition, and the need to change. This will be a collaborative and science-based planning process that will guide management of National Forest System lands with an emphasis on sustainability.  Core elements of the planning process will include:  

  • Public Participation
  • Role of Science
  • Sustainability – Ecological, Social, and Economic
  • Diversity of Plants and Animal Communities
  • Multiple Uses
  • Monitoring

CURRENT STATUS:  We are in the Pre-Assessment phase. This work includes internal, organizational, and preparatory activities with a focus on completing and updating the many datasets that will be used in the planning process.  A list of the datasets we are working on is posted here. 

What Can You Do?

This is the very early stages of this project so the best thing you can do is become familiar with the concept, the science, the planning rule, and add yourself to the mailing list so you can stay updated as this process gets moving. 

Introduction

Science Synthesis and Bio Regional Assessment

The science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range (2014). This report provides a foundation for the forest plan revision process.

Our Existing Plan

Join Our Mailing List

You can add yourself to one list or all of the lists. These lists include: El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee, Fire Information, Forest Plan Revision, King Fire Restoration Project, SOFAR Cohesive Strategy, and Travel Management. 

2012 Planning Rule

Pacific Southwest Region Planning Efforts

More Information

  • A Citizens’ Guide to National Forest Planning - The Citizens’ Guide is intended to demystify the forest planning process and help citizens effectively engage in decisions that affect their communities.
  • A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Governments - Understanding Your Opportunities for Participating in the Forest Service Planning Process. Similarly, the Guide for State, Local and Tribal governments is designed to increase intergovernmental participation in land management plans that meet the needs of each government.