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Forest Service releases proposed revised planning rule

On Monday, the Forest Service published its proposed new planning rule. The planning process for national forests has been in a kind of limbo since the end of the Clinton administration. The National Forest Management Act requires the preparation and periodic revision of land management plans for each national forest. The first planning rule was [...]
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Ninth Circuit Dumps U.S. Forest Service’s Sierra Plan, Bureaucratic-Speak

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Legal Planet: Environmental Law and Policy (2 years ago)

The U.S. Court of Appeals recently issued a major decision invalidating the U.S. Forest Service’s 2004 Plan directing the USFS’s management of the 11 national forests (totaling 11.5 million acres) in the Sierra Nevada range.  A divi... Read Post

Major overhaul in rules for managing national forest system

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace (3 years ago)

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New Forest Service planning rule highlights the tension between flexibility and accountability

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Legal Planet: Environmental Law and Policy (2 years ago)

The Forest Service has now finalized the new planning rule it proposed a year ago. The final rule with preamble runs more than 240 pages. I haven’t yet plowed through it. The blog A New Century of Forest Planning is reporting reacti... Read Post


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