Land & Resources Management

Planning

Each national forest and grassland is governed by a management plan in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). These plans set management, protection and use goals and guidelines. Monitoring conditions on a forest or grassland insures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and determines effects that might require change in management. Click on the Planning link above or on the left to access information on the Land Management Plans for the National Forests in North Carolina, plan amendments and monitoring reports.

Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Plan Revision

Projects

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. Click on the Projects link above or on the left for more information regarding ongoing and recently completed project activities.

Project Level Objection Process

 

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. Click on the link above or on the left to learn more about how these resources are managed on the National Forests in North Carolina.

 

Travel Management

Travel Analysis Report Now Available


Thank you to all who contributed to the forest-wide road study also known as the Travel Analysis Process. The Forest Service has released all the Travel Analysis Reports that analyze the existing National Forest road system and identifies opportunities to achieve a more ecologically and economically sustainable road system for each National Forest and Grassland.

These reports are part of a nationwide requirement and are not decision documents—instead, they provide an analysis of the road system as it exists today. All future proposed actions and decisions will allow for further opportunities for public input and engagement at the project-level under National Environmental Policy Act processes.

If you have a specific question on a road, trail, or area you may contact the National Forests of North Carolina at (828-257-4234) or by email.

Travel Analysis Report Documents

 

Croatan National Forest

 

Uwharrie National Forest

 

 

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