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Land and Resource Management Plan Revision Schedule

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AGENCY:

Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

As required by the Land and Resource Management Planning Rule adopted in November 2000, the Chief of the Forest Service has developed a Plan Revision Schedule for National Forest System units that have not completed revisions of their plans. This notice sets out the schedule and an explanation of some of the factors that affected scheduling decisions.

ADDRESSES:

Questions about the revision schedule can be sent to the Director, Ecosystem Management Coordination Staff (3CEN Yates), Forest Service, USDA, PO Box 96090, Washington, DC 20090-6090.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karen Liu, Planning Staff, EMC, (202) 205-1329; or via email at kliu@fs.fed.us.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Chief's Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) Revision Schedule sets priorities for plan revisions based on several considerations. Those National Forest System (NFS) units facing a multitude of ecological and social concerns such as impaired waters, imperiled species, fire risk, forest health, undue human pressure, or persistent poverty were considered as high priorities for revision. Although the National Forest Management Act requires LRMPs to be revised at least every 15 years, funding and staffing shortages have prevented many National Forests and Grasslands from undertaking and completing plan revisions. In an effort to further reduce departures from the 15-year requirement, the schedule also gives priority to scheduling plan revisions that have not met the 15-year revision requirement. NFS units with recent significant amendments without the issues identified previously were considered as low priorities for revision. There was also an attempt to group NFS units with similar ecological, social, and economic settings to improve planning efficiency and, thereby, reduce planning costs.

The three tables at the end of this document display the National LRMP Revision Schedule for each unit of the National Forest System. Table 1 lists anticipated start dates for new plan revisions. Table 2 lists plan revisions already underway. The lists in Tables 1 and 2 are not organized by Region but are listed sequentially in order of the revision initiation date. Table 3 lists plan revisions completed as of November 1, 2001.

Publication of this schedule does not constitute an initiation of a plan revision process for any NFS unit. In addition, this notice and publication of the schedule does not, in itself, constitute an action subject to the NEPA procedures of 40 CFR parts 1500-1508 or Forest Service Handbook 1909.15. Finally, the Revision Schedule will be revised as needed to account for new information and changed conditions. Future changes to the schedule will be posted on the Forest Service Ecosystem Management Coordination staff website at www.fs.fed.us/​emc.

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Dated: November 21, 2001.

Dale N. Bosworth,

Chief.

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Table 1.—Forest Plans Needing Revision

RegionStateAdministrative unitRequired revision dateRevision initiation dateRevision completion date
R-1MTLolo National Forest200120022006
R-4UTDixie National Forest200120022006
R-4UTFishlake National Forest200120022006
R-4UTManti-LaSal National Forest200120022006
R-8AROuachita National Forest200120022006
R-8AROzark-St. Francis National Forest200120022006
R-9MOMark Twain National Forest200120022006
R-9OHWayne National Forest200320022006
R-9WVMonongahela National Forest200120022006
R-1IDClearwater National Forest200220032007
R-1IDNez Perce National Forest200220032007
R-1MTBitterroot National Forest200220032007
R-4NVHumboldt-Toiyabe National Forest200120032007
R-6WAColville National Forest200320032007
R-6WAOkanogan National Forest200420032007
R-6WAWenatchee National Forest200520032007
R-9MIHiawatha National Forest200120032007
R-9MIHuron-Manistee National Forest200120032007
R-9MIOttawa National Forest200120032007
R-9PAAllegheny National Forest200120032007
R-1MTCuster National Forest200220042008
R-1MTGallatin National Forest200220042008
R-2WYShoshone National Forest200120042008
R-4UTAshley National Forest200120042008
R-5CAInyo National Forest200320042008
R-5CASequoia National Forest200320042008
R-5CASierra National Forest200720042008
R-6ORMalheur National Forest200520042008
R-6ORUmatilla National Forest200520042008
R-6ORWallowa-Whitman National Forest200520042008
R-8KYLand Between the Lakes National Forest (new plan)NA20042008
R-1MTHelena National Forest200120052009
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R-1MTLewis & Clark National Forest200120052009
R-3AZCoronado National Forest200120052009
R-3AZKaibab National Forest (North Kaibab Ranger District Only)200320052009
R-3AZTonto National Forest (Except the Payson Ranger District)200020052009
R-4IDSalmon-Challis National Forest200220052009
R-4WYBridger-Teton National Forest200520052009
R-8MSNational Forests in Mississippi200020052009
R-8NCNantahala-Pisgah National Forest200220052009
R-8NCUwharrie National Forest200120052009
R-3AZApache-Sitgreaves National Forest200220062010
R-3AZCoconino National Forest200220062010
R-3AZKaibab (Except the North Kaibab Ranger District)200320062010
R-3AZPrescott National Forest200220062010
R-3AZTonto National Forest (Payson Ranger District Only)200020062010
R-3NMCibola National Forest (Magdalena Ranger District Only)200020062010
R-3NMGila National Forest200120062010
R-3NMLincoln National Forest200120062010
R-5CALassen National Forest200820062010
R-5CAModoc National Forest200620062010
R-5CAPlumas National Forest200320062010
R-6ORFremont National Forest200420062010
R-6ORWinema National Forest200520062010
R-3NMCarson National Forest200120072011
R-3NMCibola National Forest (Except Magdalena Ranger District)200020072011
R-3NMSanta Fe National Forest200220072011
R-5CAEldorado National Forest200420072011
R-5CALake Tahoe Basin Management Unit200320072011
R-5CAStanislaus National Forest200620072011
R-5CATahoe National Forest200520072011
R-6ORDeschutes National Forest200520072011
R-6OROchoco National Forest200420072011
R-6ORRogue River National Forest200520072011
R-6ORSiskiyou National Forest200420072011
R-6ORUmpqua National Forest200520072011
R-6WAGifford Pinchot National Forest200520072011
R-5CAKlamath National Forest201020082012
R-5CAMendocino National Forest201020082012
R-5CAShasta-Trinity National Forest201020082012
R-5CASix Rivers National Forest201020082012
R-6ORMt. Hood National Forest200520082012
R-6ORSiuslaw National Forest200520082012
R-6ORWillamette National Forest200520082012
R-6WAMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest200520082012
R-6WAOlympic National Forest200520082012

Table 2.—Plan Revisions Already Underway

RegionStateAdministrative unitRequired revision dateRevision initiation dateRevision completion date
R-10AKChugach National Forest199919972002
R-1NDDakota Prairie National GrasslandsNA19972002
R-2COWhite River National Forest199919972002
R-2NENebraska National Forest199919972002
R-2WYThunder Basin National Grasslands200019972002
R-8NCCroatan National Forest200119962002
R-8ALNational Forests in Alabama200119962003
R-2WYMedicine Bow National Forest (Except Thunder Basin National Grasslands)200019992004
R-4IDBoise National Forest200519982002
R-4IDCaribou National Forest200019992002
R-4IDPayette National Forest200319982002
R-4IDSawtooth National Forest200219992002
R-4UTUinta National Forest199919992002
R-4UTWasatch-Cache National Forest200019992002
R-8GAChattahoochee-Oconee National Forest200019962003
R-8KYDaniel Boone National Forest200019962003
R-8SCFrancis Marion-Sumter National Forest (Sumter Only)200019962003
R-8TNCherokee National Forest200119962003
R-8VAGeorge Washington-Jefferson National Forest (Jefferson Only)200019962003
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R-9WIChequamegon-Nicolet National Forest200119962003
R-1MTKootenai National Forest200219962004
R-9MNChippewa National Forest200119972003
R-9MNSuperior National Forest200119972003
R-9ILMidewin National Tallgrass Prairie (New Plan)NA19982002
R-2COGrand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest199819992004
R-2COSan Juan National Forest199819992004
R-2WYBighorn National Forest200019992004
R-2COPike-San Isabel National Forest199919992005
R-9ILShawnee National Forest200120002004
R-9INHoosier National Forest200020002004
R-9NHWhite Mountain National Forest200120002004
R-5CAAngeles National Forest200220012005
R-5CACleveland National Forest200120012005
R-5CALos Padres National Forest200320012005
R-5CASan Bernardino National Forest200420012005
R-1IDIdaho Panhandle National Forest200220012005
R-1MTBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest200120012005
R-1MTFlathead National Forest200120012005
R-9VTGreen Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest200220012005

Table 3.—Plan Revisions Completed as of November 1, 2001

RegionStateAdministrative unitRequired revision dateRevision initiation dateRevision completion date
R-2COAraphaho-Roosevelt National Forest1998
R-2CORio Grande National Forest1997
R-2CORoutt National Forest1998
R-2SDBlack Hills National Forest1997
R-4IDTarghee National Forest1997
R-8FLNational Forests in Florida1999
R-8LAKisatchie National Forest1999
R-8PRCaribbean National Forest1997
R-8SCFrancis Marion-Sumter National Forest (Francis Marion Only)1996
R-8TXNational Forests and Grasslands in Texas1996
R-8VAGeorge Washington-Jefferson National Forest (George Washington Only)1993
R-10AKTongass National Forest1997
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[FR Doc. 01-29780 Filed 11-29-01; 8:45 am]

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