ACTION: Notice of initiating the development of a land management plan
revision for the Chugach National Forest.
SUMMARY: The Chugach National Forest, located in Southcentral Alaska,
is initiating the development of a land management plan revision
(forest plan). An Assessment will be posted to our Web site around
September 1, 2014. We are inviting the public to help us further
develop the ``need for change'' and a proposed action for the land
management plan revision.
DATES: The Assessment report for the revision of the Chugach NF's land
management plan will be posted on the following Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/ chugach
around September 1, 2014.
Public meetings associated with the continued development of the
``need for change'' and a proposed action will be announced on the Web
site cited above.
It is anticipated that the Notice of Intent to prepare an
environmental impact statement (which will accompany the land
management plan revision for the Chugach NF), will be published in the
Federal Register around March 1, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Written comments or questions concerning this notice should
be addressed to U.S. Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, 161 East
1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501. Comments or questions may
also be sent via email to FSfirstname.lastname@example.org
correspondence, including names and addresses when provided, are placed
in the record and are available for public inspection and copying.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Kessler, Acting Forest Plan
Revision Team Leader, at 907-743-9461 or, after September 1, 2014, Mary
C. Rasmussen, Forest Plan Revision Team Leader at 907-743-9500.
Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time), Monday
More information on the planning process can also be found on the
Chugach National Forest Planning Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/main/chugach/landmanagement/planning
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule
(36 CFR Part 219), the planning process encompasses three-stages:
assessment, plan revision, and monitoring. The first stage of the
planning process involves assessing social, economic, and ecological
conditions of the planning area, which is documented in an assessment
report. The assessment report for the Chugach NF is being completed and
will be available around September 1, 2014 on the Forest Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/main/chugach/landmanagement/planning
To read the full notice... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-09/html/2014-15768.htm