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2010 Boise NF Amended Forest Plan


Boise NF monitoring reports including - Biennial Monitoring Evaluation Report Fiscal Years 2016-2017


2010 FEIS and ROD supporting Forest Plan amendment to incorporate a Wildlife Conservation Strategy (WCS)


Forest Plan, As Amended in 2010


2003 FEIS and ROD supporting Boise, Sawtooth and Payette Forest Plan Revision



Boise National Forest Monitoring Plan Transition

The 2012 Planning Rule requires that Forest Plan monitoring plans include monitoring questions and associated indicators that inform the management of the plan resources in the area and whether management is being effective in maintaining and achieving progress toward desired conditions or objectives for the plan area. Monitoring questions and associated indicators are based on one or more desired condition, objective, or other plan component. Not every plan component needs to have a corresponding monitoring question. To meet the minimum requirements of the 2012 Planning Rule, monitoring plans must address eight specific items identified in [36 CFR 219.12(a)(5)].


Monitoring Plan Public Notice Letter

Monitoring Plan Document


On May 9, 2016, Forest Supervisor Seesholtz approved the administrative changes to the forest plan monitoring program associated with the 2010 Boise National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) to comply with the Forest Service’s 2012 Planning rule. The updated Forest Monitoring Plan will go into effect the day published to this webpage (May 9, 2016).

The 30-day public comment period began on March 30, 2016 with posting a public notice and comment letter describing the proposed monitoring realignment plan on this webpage. All comments received on the Boise National Forest Monitoring Plan Transition during this public comment period are available for review at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ReadingRoom?project=NP-1269.


Monitoring Plan Transition Approval Letter

Updated Monitoring Plan Document


Please contact Tera Little, Forest Planner, at 208-373-4157, for additional information.


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USDA Forest Service Strategic Plan: 2015-2020

Rolling golden landscape on cover of plan

Our strategic plan embodies our focus on the future, providing the American people with a vision of our direction for the next 5 years. Our plan contains four outcome- oriented goals for the Forest Service.

National Planning Rule Ideas Discussed at Boise NF Roundtable Session

Roundtable Photo

Public discussion on the development of a new Forest Service Land and Resource Management Planning Rule (planning rule) was held at the Boise National Forest Headquarters Office. A summary of the roundtable discussion was held on April 8, 2010. Notes are available on this webpage along with background material.