Each forest in the National Forest System operates under a Land and Resource Management Plan, referred to as the Forest Plan. Forest Plan objectives contribute to maintenance or achievement of desired conditions. Together, desired conditions and objectives describe what actions Forest Service managers intend to implement across the landscapes of Kisatchie National Forest.  Long-term planning of this kind is required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resource Planning Act (RPA) of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976.

Consistent with the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act (MUSYA) of 1960, the overall goal of managing the National Forest System is to sustain the multiple uses of its renewable resources in perpetuity while maintaining the long-term productivity of the land. Maintaining or restoring the health of the land enables the National Forest System to provide a sustainable flow of uses, benefits, products, services, and visitor opportunities.


Forest Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

It is important to track our progress at implementing the Forest Plan so that its management direction can be adapted to change over time. Monitoring helps to determine whether the unit is making progress toward desired conditions or other Plan components, and determine whether any changes are needed to aid in implementation.

Kisatchie National Forest Plan and Appendices

The Forest Plan provides broad guidance and information for project and activity decisions, but is neither a commitment nor a final decision regarding projects and activities. Those decisions are determined in site-specific project analysis.

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