Land & Resources Management

[Photograph]: Planting tree seedlings in a burned area.Natural resource management refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Natural resource management is congruent with the concept of sustainable development, a scientific principle that forms a basis for sustainable global land management and environmental governance to conserve and preserve natural resources.

Natural resource management specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and the life-supporting capacity of those resources.

Appeals & Objections

An appeal is a request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision. An appellant is a person or organization filing a notice of appeal. Usually, all administrative processes established by the Secretary or required by law must be exhausted before a person may bring a court action associated with resource management decisions.

Objections are written documents submitted by an individual or organization seeking a pre-decisional administrative review of a proposed hazardous fuel reduction project authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can be found in Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information.

Features

Land and Resource Management Plan

A forest plan provides the framework to guide the ongoing land and resource management operations of a National Forest. The goal of the Plan is to provide a management program reflecting a mix of activities for the use and protection of the 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.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/land/mendocino/landmanagement