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Understanding Forest Plan Revision under the 2012 Planning Rule
November 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Lately it seems as though every National Forest in the country is revising a forest plan or thinking about when the time will come. In addition to differing in purpose and scale from traditional project-level planning, forest plan revision under the 2012 Planning Rule represents a major shift from traditional land and resource management planning. National Forests are now required to plan around concepts such as social, economic, and ecological sustainability; working through a three-stage adaptive planning process, and working collaboratively and collecting input through vigorous public engagement efforts.
This peer learning session, motivated by questions from community-based organizations interested in being involved in plan revision, will introduce the “nuts and bolts” of forest planning under the 2012 planning rule. Speakers share their perspectives and experiences around implementation of the 2012 rule. They will provide a glimpse into the Forest Service side of forest plan revision, while reviewing process steps for public participation and collaboration.
Best practices related to forest plan revision and public participation will be shared, and we hope all participants will walk away with a better understanding of forest planning, along with tools and resources to help engage in plan revision in the future.
This peer learning session is sponsored by the National Forest Foundation in partnership with Sustainable Northwest. Please note that the session will start at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.