The Custer Gallatin National Forest began working on Forest Plan Revision, January 2016.  The 2020 Final Forest Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision reflects four plus years of interactive involvement with public, stakeholders, other agencies and local, state and tribal governments.  Public engagement throughout the multi-year process, included 62 public meetings, 40 webinars, two public comment periods, various community kiosks, a youth poster contest, a science symposium, ranger meetings and various other outlets for information sharing, collecting and dissemination.

Documents Available for Review 

Final Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) 

Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume I,  Volume II 

Regional Forester's list of Species of Conservation Concern 

Draft Record of Decision 


Federal Register Notice 

Legal Notices in papers of record:  Billings Gazette, Rapid City Journal, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 

News Release

Current Step 

The objection process provides individuals and entities who submitted substantive comments during prior public comment periods an opportunity to bring forward any unresolved concerns shared during formal comment periods, or concerns related to information not available during those comment periods.

Understanding Objection & Resolution Meetings 

Interested Parties Template and Submission Form 

Objections Template and Submission Form 


Responsible Officials

The responsible official for the Custer Gallatin Revised Plan is
Mary Erickson, Forest Supervisor 
Custer Gallatin National Forest 
The responsible official for the Regional Forester's species of conservation concern is
Leanne Marten, Regional Forester 
Northern Region, (MT, ID, ND, northwestern SD)

Previous and Archived documents 

Key Contacts

10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130)
Bozeman, MT 59715
Public Affairs:  Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan