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 follow plan direction and determines effects that might require management change.
Planning involves reviewing project documents and monitoring conditions to ensure projects are done in accordance with plan direction and to determine any effects that might require a change in management.
You can find out about current forest planning efforts at the individual forest and grassland websites. Completed plans are also available for viewing. Select the forest or grassland you are interested in from the list below.
- Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland
- Bighorn National Forest
- Black Hills National Forest
- Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
- Nebraska National Forest
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands
- Rio Grande National Forest
- San Juan National Forest
- Shoshone National Forest
- White River National Forest
The Rio Grande National Forest is currently revising their forest plan. The forest plan is the overarching document that guides all management decisions and activities on the entire Rio Grande National Forest, including activities such as wildfire management, grazing, timber production, recreation, wildlife management, and firewood cutting.
This neutral situation assessment provides the Forest Service with an overview of perspectives on the design of some of the regional and national stakeholders for engagement in forest plan revision processes in Region 2. Understanding the various perspectives is critical for designing a stakeholder engagement process that is effective, legitimate, and long-lasting.