Why do we have Forest Plans?

Forest plans are required by the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA). Forest plans provide the forest with framework and direction to achieve integrated, long term desired conditions. It also provides a way for the public, other agencies, other governments and Tribes to understand what and why we make the decisions we do.

Kaibab National Forest Plan

The Kaibab National Forest Plan sets out desired conditions, long-term goals and other large-scale guidance used in developing projects. Projects are planned and implemented to move from existing resource conditions to desired conditions.

On February 3, 2014, the Kaibab National Forest revised its forest plan, which can be found at the Final Forest Plan and DEIS webpage.

Annual Forest Plan Monitoring Reports

Reported by Fiscal Year

FY 2016-2017 FY 2011 FY 2006~waived FY 2001 FY 1993
FY 2015 FY 2010 FY 2005 FY 2000  
FY 2014 FY 2009 FY 2004 FY 1999  
FY 2013 FY 2008 FY 2003 FY 1998  
FY 2012 FY 2007 FY 2002 FY 1997  

Other Frequently Requested Planning Information

  • Collaboration & Best Available Science

    People collaborating in the forest

    Because our partners and publics have valuable ideas, knowledge, opinions, and needs that can inform and improve management, the Kaibab Plan Revision team provided a variety of collaborative opportunities. The Kaibab also engaged its partners to use the best available science in the plan development and evaluation of alternatives.