Forest Plan Amendment Newsroom

Welcome! The purpose of the Forest Plan Amendment Newsroom is to ensure wide public access to the Tongass Forest Plan Amendment process. Sharing information about this forest planning process is intended to encourage meaningful public engagement. The links below provide information about this ongoing forest planning effort, including formal public notices, current project schedule milestones, newsletters, news releases, and media coverage.

Information presented at the public open house meetings in January and February 2015 has been moved and can be found at this link: Public Open House Meetings.

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Formal Public Notices

Federal Register Notices

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) published May 27, 2014 (79 FR 30074)
  • Notice of Public Open House Meetings and Public Comment Period for the Draft Plan Monitoring Program published January 23, 2015 (80 FR 3549)
  • Corrected NOI published June 23, 2015 (80 FR 35934)
  • Notice of Availability (NOA) November 20, 2015 (80 FR 72719)
  • Objection Filing Period Notice (81 FR 43183)
  • Final EIS Notice of Availability (81 FR 43198)

Newspaper of Record Notices

Schedule Milestones, Newsletters, News Releases, Media Coverage

Forest Plan Amendment Schedule Milestones


News Releases

Media Coverage

Public Open House Meetings and Subsistence Hearings Coverage - January 2016

Questions pertaining to information about the Forest Plan Amendment can be directed to: 
Susan Howle, Forest Plan Amendment Project Manager (907) 228-6340