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[Federal Register: November 30, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 231)]
[Notices]
[Page 59775-59777]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID: fr30no01-56] ]

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service

Land and Resource Management Plan Revision Schedule

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.

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

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

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fs.fed.us/emc.

Dated: November 21, 2001.
Dale N. Bosworth,
Chief.

Table 1.--Forest Plans Needing Revision

Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-1 MT Lolo National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-4 UT Dixie National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-4 UT Fishlake National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-4 UT Manti-LaSal National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-8 AR Ouachita National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-8 AR Ozark-St. Francis National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-9 MO Mark Twain National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-9 OH Wayne National Forest 2003 2002 2006
R-9 WV Monongahela National Forest 2001 2002 2006
R-1 ID Clearwater National Forest 2002 2003 2007
R-1 ID Nez Perce National Forest 2002 2003 2007
R-1 MT Bitterroot National Forest 2002 2003 2007
R-4 NV Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest 2001 2003 2007
Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-6 WA Colville National Forest 2003 2003 2007
R-6 WA Okanogan National Forest 2004 2003 2007
R-6 WA Wenatchee National Forest 2005 2003 2007
R-9 MI Hiawatha National Forest 2001 2003 2007
R-9 MI Huron-Manistee National Forest 2001 2003 2007
R-9 MI Ottawa National Forest 2001 2003 2007
R-9 PA Allegheny National Forest 2001 2003 2007
R-1 MT Custer National Forest 2002 2004 2008
R-1 MT Gallatin National Forest 2002 2004 2008
R-2 WY Shoshone National Forest 2001 2004 2008
R-4 UT Ashley National Forest 2001 2004 2008
R-5 CA Inyo National Forest 2003 2004 2008
R-5 CA Sequoia National Forest 2003 2004 2008
R-5 CA Sierra National Forest 2007 2004 2008
R-6 OR Malheur National Forest 2005 2004 2008
R-6 OR Umatilla National Forest 2005 2004 2008
R-6 OR Wallowa-Whitman National Forest 2005 2004 2008
R-8 KY Land Between the Lakes National Forest (new plan) NA 2004 2008
R-1 MT Helena National Forest 2001 2005 2009

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Table 1.--Forest Plans Needing Revision (cont..)

Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-1 MT Lewis & Clark National Forest 2001 2005 2009
R-3 AZ Coronado National Forest 2001 2005 2009
R-3 AZ Kaibab National Forest (North Kaibab Ranger District Only) 2003 2005 2009
R-3 AZ Tonto National Forest (Except the Payson Ranger District) 2000 2005 2009
R-4 ID Salmon-Challis National Forest 2002 2005 2009
R-4 WY Bridger-Teton National Forest 2051 2005 2009
R-8 MS National Forests in Mississippi 2000 2005 2009
R-8 NC Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest 2002 2005 2009
R-8 NC Uwharrie National Forest 2001 2005 2009
R-3 AZ Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest 2002 2006 2010
R-3 AZ Coconino National Forest 2002 2006 2010
R-3 AZ Kaibab (Except the North Kaibab Ranger District) 2003 2006 2010
Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-3 AZ Prescott National Forest 2002 2006 2010
R-3 AZ Tonto National Forest (Payson Ranger District Only) 2000 2006 2010
R-3 NM Cibola National Forest (Magdalena Ranger District Only) 2000 2006 2010
R-3 NM Gila National Forest 2001 2006 2010
R-3 NM Lincoln National Forest 2001 2006 2010
R-5 CA Lassen National Forest 2008 2010 2007
R-5 CA Modoc National Forest 2008 2006 2010
R-5 CA Plumas National Forest 2003 2006 2010
R-6 OR Fremont National Forest 2004 2006 2010
R-6 OR Winema National Forest 2005 2006 2010
R-3 NM Carson National Forest 2001 2007 2011
R-3 NM Cibola National Forest (Except Magdalena Ranger District) 2000 2007 2011
R-3 NM Santa Fe National Forest 2002 2007 2011
Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-5 CA Eldorado National Forest 2004 2007 2011
R-5 CA Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 2005 2007 2011
R-5 CA Stanislaus National Forest 2006 2007 2011
R-5 CA Tahoe National Forest 2005 2007 2011
R-6 OR Deschutes National Forest 2005 2007 2011
R-6 OR Ochoco National Forest 2004 2007 2011
R-6 OR Rogue River National Forest 2005 2007 2011
R-6 OR Siskiyou National Forest 2004 2007 2011
R-6 OR Umpqua National Forest 2005 2007 2011
R-6 WA Gifford Pinchot National Forest 2005 2007 2011
R-5 CA Klamath National Forest 2010 2008 2012
R-5 CA Mendocino National Forest 2010 2008 2012
R-5 CA Shasta-Trinity National Forest 2010 2008 2012
R-5 CA Six Rivers National Forest 2010 2008 2012
R-6 OR Mt. Hood National Forest 2005 2008 2012
R-6 OR Siuslaw National Forest 2005 2008 2012
R-6 OR Willamette National Forest 2005 2008 2012
R-6 WA Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 2005 2008 2012
R-6 WA Olympic National Forest 2005 2008 2012

Table 2.--Plan Revisions Already Underway

Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-10 AK Chugach National Forest 1999 1997 2002
R-1 ND Dakota Prairie National Grasslands NA 1997 2002
R-2 CO White River National Forest 1999 1997 2002
R-2 NE Nebraska National Forest 1999 1997 2002
R-2 WY Thunder Basin National Grasslands 2000 1997 2002
R-8 NC Croatan National Forest 2001 1996 2002
R-8 AL National Forests in Alabama 2001 1996 2003
R-2 WY Medicine Bow National Forest (Except Thunder Basin National Grasslands) 2000 1999 2004
R-4 ID Boise National Forest 2005 1998 2002
R-4 ID Caribou National Forests 2000 1999 2002
R-4 ID Pavette National Forests 2003 1998 2002
R-4 ID Sawtooth National Forests 2002 1999 2002
R-4 UT Uinta National Forests 1999 1999 2002
R-4 UT Wasatch-Cache National Forests 2000 1999 2002
R-8 GA Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest 2000 1996 2003
R-8 KY Daniel Boone National Forest 2000 1996 2003
R-8 SC Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest(Sumter Only) 2000 1996 2003
R-8 TN Cherokee National Forests 2001 1996 2003
R-8 VA George Washington-Jefferson National Forests (Jefferson Only) 2000 1996 2003

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Table 2.--Plan Revisions Already Underway (cont..)

Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-9 WI Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2001 1996 2003
R-1 MT Kootenai National Grasslands 2002 1996 2004
R-9 MN Chippewa National Forest 2001 1997 2003
R-9 MN Superior National Grasslands 2001 1997 2003
R-9 IL Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (New Plan) NA 1998 2002
R-2 CO Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forest 1998 1999 2004
R-2 CO San Juan National Forest 1998 1999 2004
R-2 WY Bighorn National Forest National Grasslands 2000 1999 2004
R-2 CO Pike-San Isabel National Forest 1999 1999 2004
R-9 IL Shawnee National Forest 2001 2000 2004
R-9 IN Hoosier National Forest 2000 2000 2004
R-9 NH White Mountain National Forest 2001 2000 2004
R-5 CA Angeles National Forest 2002 2001 2005
R-5 CA Cleveland National Forest 2001 2001 2005
R-5 CA Los Padres National Forest 2003 2001 2005
R-5 CA San Bernardino National Forest 2004 2001 2005
R-1 ID Idaho Panhandle National Forest 2002 2001 2005
R-1 MT Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest 2001 2001 2005
R-1 MT Flathead National Forest 2001 2001 2005
R-9 VT Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest 2002 2001 2005

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

Region State Administrative unit Required revision date Revision initiation date Revision completion date
R-2 CO Araphaho-Roosevelt National Forest .... ... 1998
R-2 CO Rio Grande National Forest .... ..... 1997
R-2 CO Routt National Forest .... ... 1998
R-2 SD Black Hills National Forest .... ..... 1997
R-4 ID Targhee National Forest .... ... 1997
R-8 FL National Forests in Florida .... ..... 1999
R-8 LA Kisatchie National Forest .... ..... 1999
R-8 PR Caribbean National Forest .... ..... 1997
R-8 SC Francis Marion-Sumter National Forest (Francis Marion Only). .... ..... 1996
R-8 TX National Forests & Grasslands in Texas .... ..... 1996
R-8 VA George Washington-Jefferson National Forest (George Washington Only) .... ..... 1993
R-10 AK Tongass National Forest .... ..... 1997

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