Winema Hotshots review a mapLook here for planning documents that guide how the National Forest is managed. The focus is at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. The Fremont & Winema National Forest Plans, forest plan monitoring reports and other assessments and planning documents are available.

Forest Transition Monitoring Plan

The Fremont-Winema National Forest has completed its Transition Monitoring Plan.  The Forest has selected monitoring questions that will provide useful information for adaptive management.  The plan includes monitoring questions that address each of eight items such as:  watershed conditions, status of focal species, threatened and endangered species, visitor use and satisfaction, climate change, progress towards desired conditions and objectives of the plan and effects of management systems, identifying associated indicators.  

Forest Plans and Amendments

Although the Fremont and Winema National Forests are administratively combined, they are managed under the guidance of individual Land and Resource Management Plans. The Fremont Plan was published in 1989 and the Winema Plan was published in 1990. The Plans have each been amended several times.


Lakeview Stewardship Unit

The Lakeview Federal Sustained Yield Unit, also known as the Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit was officially discontinued on Thursday, January 16, 2020 by the Chief of the Forest Service.  This was upon the recommendation of the Pacific Northwest Regional Forester and the Fremont-Winema National Forest Supervisor following the regular 10-year review.  The review found that the Unit was no longer viable or meeting its objectives.  The information on the linked page now serves as a reference point.


Late Successional Reserve Assessments

The Winema National Forest includes areas designated as Late Successional Reserves. The Winema Forest Plan provides for the development of assessmsents of these areas prior to the design and implementation of habitat manipulation activities. Several of these assessments have been completed.



Projects and activities that take place on the National Forests are monitored in a variety of ways. An annual Forest Monitoring Report summarizes the results of this monitoring. 


Recreation Facilities Analysis

Recreation Facility Analysis is a seven step process. This process of evaluation brings the forest's developed recreation sites in closer alignment with the forest's unique characteristics, projected recreation demand, visitor expectations and revenue.


Roads Analysis

Roads analysis is a process that develops information to help foresters make sound decisions regarding transportation system management. For any roads to be closed or modified, appropriate environmental analysis with public review is required on a project-by-project and case-by-case basis.


Travel Management

The Fremont-Winema National Forests have completed its Motorized Travel Management Project Environmental Assessment and the Decision Notice was signed on July 8, 2010. 


Upper Klamath Basin Ecosystem Restoration

This is an Environment Assessment prepared by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for restoration actions undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Klamath Basin Ecosystem Restoration Office (ERO) in Klamath Falls, Oregon. These restoration activities are needed due to the large-scale loss of wetland and riparian habitat and degraded water quality.


Water Quality Planning

Water Quality Restoration Plans provide a plan that agencies will use for applying the necessary strategies and actions to restore quality impaired waters.


Watershed Analysis

Watershed Analysis is a process that is used to develop a scientifically-based understanding of the processes and interactions that occur within a watershed area and the effects of management practices. The Fremont and Winema Forests have completed a number of these analyses.