Land & Resources Management

“Caring for the land and serving people” requires a considerable amount of planning and interaction with other agencies, American Tribes, individuals and organizations. The Daniel Boone National Forest is managed to maintain, improve and sustain forest health, diversity and productivity for the benefit of current and future generations. Natural resources that are managed on the forest include vegetation, water, soil, wildlife, air and minerals.

The Forest Service uses two levels of planning. Forest level PLANNING takes a programmatic look and provides direction for site-specific PROJECT planning.

Planning

The Daniel Boone National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, referred to as the Forest Plan, provides direction in the form of desired conditions. Landscape assessments take an all-lands approach at evaluating the existing condition of a landscape, comparing it to desired conditions from the Forest Plan, and identifying potential management actions. Monitoring Reports and other assessments are also available online.

Projects

Resource specialists evaluate, plan and implement forest management activities. The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) and supporting NEPA documents are available.

Resource Management

The Daniel Boone National Forest is a working forest that provides multiple uses and multiple products. The forest provides diverse habitats for the plant and animal communities of eastern Kentucky.