The Revised Forest Plan is Here!
updated November 21, 2023
What’s next ? The time period for filing an Interested Persons Request has concluded on November 20, 2023. The GMUG planning team will begin preperations for objection resolution meetings. The objection resolution meetings will be a hybrid format and will be facilitated by the National Forest Foundation. Objections and comments submitted during previous comment and objection periods are viewable in the Reading Room.
Updated 9/8/2023 Click HERE for Errata to the one final plan document regarding acreage correction for summer recreation settings.
Geospatial data can be viewed in the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Interactive Web Map GMUG Forest Plan Revision - Public Gallery. Interactive Web Maps (Story Maps) are available for Management Areas, Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) settings, and the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River processes. PDF maps and downloadable shapefiles are also available here.
Quick Links posted here 9/1/2023 – SPECIES OF CONSERVATION CONCERN - The Regional Forester’s Species of Conservation Concern Decision Letter (click here for direct link) and Final List and Process Rationale (click here for direct link) were uploaded on August 29 for this objection filing period to the Final Forest Plan and Documents 2023 folder, subfolder Biological Assessment and Other Supporting Material).
Updated 9/7/2023 Public Engagement: The GMUG National Forests and the National Forest Foundation co-hosted two virtual public webinars and one in-person presentation to provide orientation and an overview of the revised Forest Plan and associated documents. These sessions provided an opportunity for participants to ask questions about plan revision. Recordings of the virtual webinars are available by clicking on the links below.
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 receive updates regarding Forest Plan revision.
The GMUG planning team thanks you for your input and feedback leading up to this point. During formal and informal comment periods over the past six years, you have helped improve each iteration of the plan process by sharing your perspectives and concerns.