Previous Community Conversations on Draft Desired Conditions 

The next step in the forest plan revision process is to determine the desired conditions (DCs), forestwide and by geographic area. Developing the draft DCs is part of the transition from the Need to Change to the Proposed Action. DCs essentially set forth the desired landscape of the future; other plan components give guidance on how to get there. DCs are not commitments or final decisions approving projects and activities.

Desired conditions are descriptions of specific social, economic, and/or ecological characteristics of the plan area, or a portion of the plan area, toward which management of the land and resources should be directed. Desired conditions must be described in terms that are specific enough to allow progress toward their achievement to be determined, but not include completion dates (36 CFR 219.7(e)(1)(i)).

DRAFT Desired Conditions document

Summary of Previous Community Conversations on Draft Desired Conditions 

The comment period for the Draft Desired Conditions has closed.

Schedule of Previous Community Conversation Workshops






November 2, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Lincoln Community Center

Great Falls

November 4, 2015

5 – 8 pm

C.M. Russell High School


November 5, 2015

9 am – 12 pm

Blackfeet Community College
Red Fox 102


November 5, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Stage Stop Inn


November 6, 2015

9 am – 12 pm

Augusta Youth Center


November 17, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Townsend Library

White Sulphur Springs 

November 18, 2015

9 am – 12 pm

WSS Community Training Center


November 18, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Harlowton Library


November 19, 2015

5 – 8 pm

MACO conf. room


November 20, 2015

12 – 3 pm

Stanford City Hall