Planning

Each National Forest and grassland is governed by a management plan in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). These plans set management, protection and use goals and guidelines. Monitoring conditions on a Forest ensure projects are done in accordance with plan direction and determine effects that might require a change in management.  The Hoosier National Forest revised its Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) in 2006. 

2006 Land and Resource Management Plan 

The Record of Decision is the document that explains the decisions made in the Forest's Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement. It is signed by the Regional Forester who is the decision maker for these documents.

Several administrative corrections have been made to the plan to date. Those corrections and changes are listed below under Features.

Monitoring Information - includes information on evaluation of the 2006 and 1991 Forest Plan implementation.

Related Planning Efforts

Some documents in this folder are in pdf format. For free downloadable software to make these pdf files accessible to users with screen reader software contact http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/.

Monitoring Program Transition on Hoosier National Forest

The new Land and Resources Management Planning regulations (36 CFR 219) published in 2012 have changed Forest Plan monitoring program requirements. If you are interested to know what this means for the Hoosier National Forest's monitoring program, please read on. 

Travel Management

The U.S. Forest Service is committed to balancing your needs for access to the National Forests & Prairie with the responsibility to sustain a productive, diverse, and healthy forest/prairie. As part of this commitment, the Forest Service performed a forest-by-forest road analysis (also known as Travel Analysis – Subpart A) intended to guide future road management planning and address concerns about the future sustainability of the National Forest/Prairie road system. This analysis was not a decision, but was intended to recommend a minimum road system that takes into consideration access for the public and forest management activities, environmental impacts, public input, and budget constraints. Currently, all road analyses are being reviewed and then will be made available. This web site will continue to be updated with any new information.

To request copies of planning information or for comments or suggestions, please contact us.

Features

Forest Plan Amendments and Corrections

To keep the Forest Plan current we regularly make amendments. This is a comprehensive list of Forest Plan Amendments and Corrections.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hoosier/landmanagement/planning