Author Topic: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Forest Plan Revision  (Read 1412 times)

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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Notice To Proceed
With Forest Plan Revision

AGENCY: Forest Service, Northern Region, Nez Perce-Clearwater National
Forests, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of initiating the development of a proposed forest plan
revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.


SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Northern
Region, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have initiated revision
of their forest plan pursuant to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule. This
process will ultimately result in a Forest Land Management Plan which
describes the strategic direction for management of forest resources
for the next ten to fifteen years on these National Forests (NFs). The
first two phases of the process--preparing an assessment and developing
a proposed action for plan revision--have begun. The 2012 Planning Rule
requires the Forest Service to notify interested parties of development
of a proposed plan or plan revision (36 CFR 219.16(a)(1). This notice
meets that requirement. The public may comment on the draft assessment
and draft proposed action (draft plan components) through the plan
revision Web site at

DATES: The refined assessment will be available for public input in
October 2013. A proposed action, which will be in the format of a plan
(including plan components), is expected to be available for public
comment in January 2014. A Notice of Intent will be published in the
Federal Register pursuant to NEPA at that time. The Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) is anticipated to be available for public review
and comment in early 2015 with the Final EIS being available late 2015.

ADDRESSES: Information, including the draft assessment and draft forest
plan components (proposed action), is available on the Nez Perce-
Clearwater NFs' Web site at: The Web site has a link to
a Collaborative Mapping Web site for site based input. Comments can
also be sent via email to Comments are welcome at
anytime but comments received prior to August 1, 2013 will be
considered in the refined assessment and proposed action.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joyce Thompson, Forest Planning and
Public Affairs Staff, (208) 935-4273, email:
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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