Sierra National Forest Plan Revision 

The Sequoia and Sierra National Forests are revising their forest land management plans using the 2012 Planning Rule, which provides a framework for U.S. Forest Service land management plans across the nation. Revised draft plans and a revised draft environmental impact statement are available for review and comment during a 90-day comment period ending on September 26, 2019. 

Select this link for more detailed information about the Sequoia and Sierra Forest Plan Revision effort.

Sierra National Forest Planning Documents

Kings River, South Fork and Middle Fork of the Kings River

Merced River and South Fork Merced River Wild and Scenic River Plan

Off Highway Vehicle

Sierra Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment

Sierra Nevada Forest Management

SNF Roadless Areas


  • In 2001, the Forest LMP was amended and updated with the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment (SNFPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Record of Decision, and implementation guidelines. The Framework analyzed five critical areas on 11 National Forest in the Sierra Nevada, providing updated standards and guidelines for the analysis of management activities. 
  • Sierra Nevada Framework  2010 Supplemental EIS


  • Please see the schedule of proposed actions above. The schedule provides a name that you can contact to be placed on the mailing list to receive documents for specific projects. The forest does not maintain a general mailing list for individuals to receive all planning documents. You must contact the specific project coordinator to be placed on a mailing list.


  • Continued planning occurs so that the Forest Plan remains a dynamic and responsible tool for managing the Forest's land and resources in a changing social and economic climate. 
  • Planning Principles


  • The list, last updated in 1998, consists of rare plants and animals which are given special management consideration to ensure their continued viability on the national forests. Species on the sensitive species list are considered sensitive for every forest where they occur in the Region. 
  • Sensitive Species List

Willow Creek Planning Collaborative

 The Willow Creek watershed is part of the Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District (a sub-watershed of the Upper San Joaquin River Watershed that drains into Bass Lake and Willow Creek.)  The Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1991) is the foundational direction for our management activities.Click Here

Dinkey Collaborative 

The Dinkey Collaborative is a group of stakeholders representing diverse public interests and California Native American Tribes, who are working with the U.S. Forest Service and other public agencies to implement the federal Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program on the Dinkey Landscape, Sierra National Forest, California. Click here


Kings River, South Fork and Middle Fork of the Kings River

Kings River Special Management Area