The Black Hills National Forest 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.

People Studying MapPlanning involves reviewing project documents and monitoring conditions on the Black Hills National Forest to ensure projects are done in accordance with plan direction and to determine any effects that might require a change in management.


Black Hills National Forest Plan

Looking at forest map

The Black Hills National Forest Plan provides guidance for all resource management activities on the forest.


Monitoring Reports

Forest Supervisor at Planning Meeting

Every year an annual monitoring report is done on the Black Hills National Forest. The reports discuss the status of the forest year to year. 

Record of Decision

Planning Meeting

This document presents the decision for a significant Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) Amendment for the Black Hills National Forest.