Originally Posted by Arlene Brooks
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
Although I didn't read the entire document, I did scan the document. One of the things I saw that was changing is that now the individual supervisor of the USFS unit is now the approving authority for the Land Management Plan, i.e., Forest Plan; it used to be the regional supervisor. I don't know if that's good or not. For example, here in WA state, we had one approving official (Region 6 supervisor); now we have 9 approving officials.
Only time will tell,