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Tonto Draft Land Management Plan released for public comment

Tonto National Forest to hold public meetings beginning Jan. 8; comment period ends March 12, 2020 PHOENIX -- Outdoor recreationists are advised that the Tonto National Forest on Dec. 13 released a draft land management plan (draft forest plan) and draft environmental impact statement for public re...

Forest Service seeks public input on Fossil Creek CRMP

CAMP VERDE, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2018 — In an effort to best manage the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River and meet the requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Coconino and Tonto national forests are releasing a Notice of Availability of a draft comprehensive river management plan (CRMP) and ...

Release of Northwest Forest Plan science synthesis and science forum

On June 26, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations will be hosting a science forum to share key findings of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) science synthesis. The synthesis will inform the revision of land management plans for 17 national forests in west...

Public Can Share Thoughts on Forest Plan Revision During Upcoming Meetings

PHOENIX, June 8, 2017 — Tonto National Forest officials plan to host 8 Forest Plan Revision public meetings in June to discuss development of and ideas for revising the Forest Plan and the wilderness recommendation process. Meeting dates, times and locations are: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:3...

Public comment sought to help develop revised Tonto Forest Plan

Comment period ends May 22 The Tonto National Forest on April 6 published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to develop the Revised Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Forest Plans are used to guide management of the N...

USDA Forest Service amendment to planning rule released

The USDA Forest Service   published a amendment to the 2012 Planning Rule in the Federal Register.  This final amendment was developed following a proposed rule amendment published on October 12, 2016 and analysis of public comments received over a 30-day comment period. While the 2012 Planning Rul...

Federal Register Notice, minor amendment to Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule

Federal Register Notice, minor amendment to Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule In the past you have expressed interest in keeping abreast of changes and developments associated with the U.S. Forest Service’s 2012 Planning Rule.  We are writing to let you know that the Forest Service published a Fede...

A Citizens' Guide to Forest Planning Released

  Forest Service has released "A Citizens' Guide to Forest Planning".  The document was prepared by the Committee for Implementation of the Forest Service Planning Rule. The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is currently revising many of its land management pl...

NEPA? CEQA? What are they?

NEPA is frequently used and seldom understood. The acronym is short for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a federal law that promotes the enhancement of the environment. Federal agencies are required to disclose and analyze the effects their actions will have on the natural environment....

Planning could assist

The Government Accountability Office has released a report:  Federal Lands:  Enhanced Planning Could Assist Agencies in Managing Increased Use of Off-Highway Vehicles. GAO-09-509, June 30. Glancing through the report, I see no big surprises.  The report underscores increased recreation activity a...
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