Land & Resources Management

Welcome to the Land and Resources Management page. This page of our website links you to information on forest planning, current projects, resource management, and available geospatial data. Use the links below to visit these sections.


Forest Plan Revision

The Sequoia and Sierra National Forests are revising their forest land management plans using the National Forest System Planning Rule, completed in 2012. The 2012 Planning Rule provides a framework for U.S. Forest Service land management plans across the nation.


Projects are proposed actions analyzed through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process that require public notice and comment, involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action (EIS, EA, or CE), and result in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM). Decisions are subject to an administrative appeals process before they are implemented on the ground.

Find the status of, and information and documents for, current projects in Sequoia National Forest. Documents for these projects include those for scoping, analysis, decisions, and other supporting documentation as available.

Resource Management

The Forest Service manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, wildlife, and timber. Click on this link for more information on how these resources are managed in the Sequoia National Forest.

Geospatial Data

Find links to download selected geographic information system (GIS) datasets for the Sequoia National Forest and other national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region. The scale at which the GIS data was developed depends upon the subject and type of data. This section also supplies contact information for answers to geospatial data questions.


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.