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What's New: The Draft Plan is here!

updated February 2022

Using years of your input, the GMUG planning team has completed the draft revised forest plan and associated DEIS. A formal comment period occured from August 13 to November 16 of 2021. Comments received during the formal comment period will attain status as an objector.

Currently the planning team is organizing and responding to the comments received. During this time adjustments may be made to the draft plan and alternatives based on the feedback we have received throughout the process. Errors that were discovered or pointed out will be corrected and the team will continue to work with cooperating agencies to fine tune the final plan. The team hopes to have a final plan and draft Record of Decision in later 2022 or early 2023.

 

View the Draft Forest Plan and associated documents here

We WILL use your input to improve the final plan, and we appreciate the comments you submitted. 

Forest Service GIS analyst Tony Smith and wildlife biologist Luke Holguin work to map alternatives.The GMUG National Forests and the National Forest Foundation co-hosted four virtual webinars and five virtual open houses (one for each district). Click here for past recordings.

If you're just joining the conversation, please check out the Process and Products tab above for past publications, recorded webinars, and other helpful resources, and please consider joining our mailing list to recieve an update when we are getting ready to publish the Final EIS. 

The best decisions will be made with input from all people who care about the GMUG, people like you. So please continue to play close attention to landmarks and announcements for future developments.

Thank you for your continued interest in plan revision!   

How to Shape Your National Forests from Your Forests Your Future.

Each National Forest and Grassland operates under management identified in a Forest Plan. Over the years, these plans are updated in a process known as Forest Planning. That's where you come in! The Forest Service needs your help in deciding what changes to make on the GMUG. The Forest Plan Revision process guided by the 2012 Planning Rule serves as an opportunity to look at what is working and what may not be working using best available scientific information and meaningful public involvement. Our current forest plan was approved in 1983 and has been amended five times, but a lot has changed over the years. Join this conversation and have a say in the management of your GMUG National Forests.

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Please contact us:

sm.fs.gmugplanning@usda.gov

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