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 or grassland ensures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and determines effects that might require a change in management.
The Klamath National Forest Plan has been in effect since 1995 and has had several amendments made to it since then. Until the plan is revised, it continues to guide the management of the Klamath National Forest.

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Klamath National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan

The Forest Plan is composed of 5 chapters and a group of appendices.

Klamath National Forest (KNF) Plan  - Summary of Changes (2010 Update)

KNF Forest Plan - Table of Contents (2010 Update)

KNF Forest Plan - Chapter I  Introduction (2010 Update) - introduces and describes: the planning process, the purpose and need for the Plan, the relationship of the Forest Plan to other documents, the amendment process and the Forest Plan structure.

KNF Forest Plan - Chapter 2  Response to Issues (2010 Update) - states the issues and concerns established at the outset of the planning process and explains how they were resolved.

KNF Forest Plan - Chapter 3  Summary of the Analysis of the Management Situation (2010 Update) - summarizes the analysis of the management situation (AMS) and the affected environment displayed in Chapter 3 of the EIS.  It describes the resource supply conditions, potential and uses; and the resource demand projections.  Additional information on the existing resource conditions can be found within Chapter 3 of the EIS.  The full text of the AMS is available as part of the planning records.

KNF Forest Plan - Chapter 4  Forest Management Direction -  introduces the concept of management direction.  It defines the Forest management goals; the projected outputs; the standards and guidelines for management of the Forest; a brief description of the management areas and their associated standards and guidelines.

KNF Forest Plan - Chapter 5  Monitoring and Evaluation Requirements (2010 Update) - incorporates direction for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Forest Plan.

KNF Forest Plan - Glossary  Abbreviations, Acronyms and Definitions (2010 Update) - lists abbreviations and acronyms used in this document.  A glossary of terms provides definitions of technical and legal terms.

KNF Forest Plan - Appendices

KNF Forest Plan Maps

KNF - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents Supporting the Forest Plan:

KNF - Record of Decision (ROD)

KNF Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

FEIS APPENDICIES - Cover Page and Table of Contents


These yearly documents report Forest activities and accomplishments comparing them to the Forest Plan direction, and projected outputs and effects. Monitoring and evaluation are important elements in the implementation of the Forest Plan.  Forest Plan Monitoring Reports


Modernization of Forest Plans in the Northwest

The Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest regions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service collaboratively developed and released a Bioregional Assessment of Northwest Forests, which provides a snapshot in time of the current ecological, social and economic conditions on national forest system lands within the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area as well as two adjacent units. The NWFP amended existing forest plans on 19 national forest units across Washington, Oregon and California. The NWFP and those underlying forest plans require key updates to address contemporary management needs. For more information about the process to update forest plans, visit the Modernization of Forest Plans in the Northwest Home Page.

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Klamath Motorized Travel Management Plan

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Klamath National Forest Motorized Travel Management Project was made available for public review on Friday, January 29, 2010. The FEIS analyzed a number of alternatives for the system of roads and motorized trails available for public use.

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