Land & Resources Management

This section includes forest planning, current projects, information about resource management, and available geospatial data. Here is how land and resources management information is organized in this section:


Travel Analysis

The Cleveland National Forest has performed analysis on National Forest system roads network since 2006. This effort helps establish the minimum road system requirements for safe and efficient public travel and for administration, utilization and protection of National Forest System lands. 

2017 Roads and Travel Analysis

Forest Planning

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA), as amended by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), establishes a process for developing, amending, and revising land management plans for units of the National Forest System.

Look here for planning documents that guide how the national forest is managed. The focus is at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. The Cleveland National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, forest plan monitoring reports, and other assessments and planning documents are available.


Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the environmental effects of a proposed activity on National Forest or other federal lands must first be analyzed, with opportunity for public comment, before a decision is made on whether or not to undertake that activity.

Find information here about specific projects that the Cleveland National Forest is evaluating, planning, or actively implementing. 

Resource Management

The Forest Service manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.

Follow the link above for more information about how these resources are managed on the Cleveland National Forest.

Geospatial Data

Geospatial data are georeferenced, or spatially explicit, digital files that can be used in a GIS (Geographic Information System).  Click on the link above to view and download geospatial data for Pacific Southwest Region of the USFS, including the Cleveland National Forest.


Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.