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Forest Service Releases PROPOSED Planning Rule Directives and Seeks Public Comment
The Forest Service released proposed planning directives for public review and comment. These directives are the key set of agency guidance documents that direct implementation of the 2012 Planning Rule.
In developing the 2012 Planning Rule, the Agency received extensive input from the public, including more than 300,000 comments. Now that the proposed directives have been drafted, feedback from the public is sought and encouraged to help the Agency develop final directives. The Agency's intent is to ensure an adaptive land management planning process that is inclusive, efficient, collaborative, and science-based to promote healthy, resilient, diverse, and productive National Forests and Grasslands.
The proposed directives will support consistent approaches to achieving the broad goals of the 2012 Planning Rule. A copy of the proposal can be obtained here, at any regional Forest Service office, or by calling (202) 205-1449.