KALISPELL — If all the stars finally align, the Flathead National Forest will release its new land-use management plan sometime in the middle of November. The plan was originally scheduled to be released in June. A change in administration that included delays in filling the top posts required to sign off on the plan, coupled with a delay in getting a final biological opinion from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, pushed the date back, said Joe Krueger, the Flathead’s forest plan revision team leader. The land-use plan will guide multiple-use management of the 2.4 million-acre national forest for decades to come. The last time the Flathead Forest updated its land-use plan was in 1986. Krueger said the complicated process to update the plan, which included analyzing about 33,000 public comments, took about four years. .