USDA to prepare environmental assessment of effects of amending its management plans to conserve old-growth

The USDA Forest Service
December 20, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

The United States Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend all land management plans for units of the National Forest System (128 plans in total) to include consistent direction to conserve and steward existing and recruit future old-growth forest conditions and to monitor their condition across planning areas of the National Forest System. The intent is to foster the long-term resilience of old-growth forest conditions and their contributions to ecological integrity across the National Forest System. This notice initiates a scoping period on a preliminary proposed action and advises the public that the Department is preparing an environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of amending the 128 land management plans. Comments may be submitted through February 2, 2024 online or in writing

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