Flathead National Forest to Release Forest Plan Draft Decision in June

By | February 22, 2017
Debo on top of Nasukoin

Debo on top of Nasukoin

The Flathead Beacon reports that after reviewing more than 33,000 public comments, the U.S. Forest Service is expected to release a tentative decision in June on a new management plan for the Flathead National Forest.

Janette Turk, public affairs officer with the Flathead National Forest, announced Tuesday that the final environmental impact statement and draft record of decision for the updated forest plan is scheduled to be released in June. The final EIS and draft decision will be subject to a pre-decisional administrative review process, commonly referred to as the objection process.

The Forest Service has proposed four alternative management plans for the Flathead National Forest, pitching different strategies for recreational opportunities, timber production, wildlife and habitat. For the first time since 1986, the Forest Service is crafting an update of its so-called forest plan, which lays out the long-term guidelines for managing the Flathead National Forest, the 10th largest national forest in the U.S.

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