Land & Resources Management

Photo of the Selway River

The Forest Service is strongly committed to the management of the National Forests in an environmentally sound manner. The agency's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of forest ecosystems for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

This Land & Resources Management section of our web site provides you information on Forest Planning, projects that we are planning to implement, resource management topics, and GIS (geographic information systems) data.

Here is how we organized our information.

Planning: The Forest Plan establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest, providing a framework for what we do and where we do it. All other plans tier to the Forest Plan. Assessments identify existing condition, risks, opportunities, and desired future condition. The end product does not require a NEPA decision, but is information that feeds into Project analysis.  

Projects: Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and result in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which subject to an administrative appeals process, and ultimately is implemented on the ground.

Resources Management: This section provides information about resource management programs on the forest. Currently, this page includes information about the Mining & Geology and Timber Management programs on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.