As an FYI - I thought I would post the two attachments regarding the Final Programmatic EIS for the Forest Planning Rule and Modified Alternative A (the complete document consists of 373 pages) for additional information go to < www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
I participate in the Region 6 (Regional) round table that was held in Portland (2009) it was a directive from the Obama Administration; the Rule is a set of regulations that will govern how the 193 million acre National Forest System will seek stronger protection for forests, water and wildlife.
In the Modified Alternative A document (219.10 Multiple Use pg 15-16 - 10 b i) addresses sustainable recreation; including settings, opportunities and access.
It is worth a read - let your State Directors and Inter Association Directors (IAD) know what you think - remember, it will be in your-back-yard before you know it.
Arlene Brooks, GRVJ -Region 1