Land Management Planning

Each National Forest has a Land and Resource Management Plan. This document, usually referred to as the Forest Plan, describes how the forest will be managed for the 10-15 year period after it is adopted. The Forest Plan for the Cherokee National Forest was effective March 2004.

National Forest and Resource Management Planning is performed in compliance with a number of legal mandates. Two important laws related to National Forest planning are the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA) and the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA) which amended RPA. The specific rules that govern the forest planning process are published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

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Final Documents

Forest Supervisor Cover Letter (pdf)

Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (pdf)

Record of Decision (pdf)

Revised Land Management Plan - 2004 (pdf, 9MB)

Environmental Impact Statement (pdf)

FEIS - Appendix (pdf)

FEIS - Appendix H: Responses to Public Comment (pdf)

Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

EAs / DMs / CEs / SOPAs

  FY10 FY09 FY08
FY07 FY06 FY05  

 Watershed Assessments


Beaverdam Creek Big Creek Scioto Doe Roan
Ballplay Creek North River Meadow Creek Pigeon River/Big Creek West  
Paint Creek Stoney Creek Bald and North River    


Cherokee National Forest 2005 South Zone Restoration Strategy

Northern Long-eared Bat


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