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MONTANA - FS Seeks Comments on Draft Desired Conditions

December 09, 2015 6:35 PM

The next step in the forest plan revision process is to determine the desired conditions (DCs), forest wide and by geographic area. Developing the draft DCs is part of the transition from the Need to Change to the Proposed Action. DCs essentially set forth the desired landscape of the future; other plan components give guidance on how to get there. DCs are not commitments or final decisions approving projects and activities. Desired conditions are descriptions of specific social,

MONTANA - FS Seeks Comments on Draft Desired Conditions

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The next step in the forest plan revision process is to determine the desired conditions (DCs), forest wide and by geographic area. Developing the draft DCs is part of the transition from the Need to Change to the Proposed Action. DCs essentially set forth the desired landscape of the future; other plan components give guidance on how to get there.

DCs are not commitments or final decisions approving projects and activities. Desired conditions are descriptions of specific social, economic, and/or ecological characteristics of the plan area, or a portion of the plan area, toward which management of the land and resources should be directed. Desired conditions must be described in terms that are specific enough to allow progress toward their achievement to be determined, but not include completion dates (36 CFR 219.7(e)(1)(i)).

Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests Plan Revision project webpage

DRAFT Desired Conditions webpage

DRAFT Desired Conditions document

If you would like to provide comments on the DRAFT Desired Conditions, you may do so in two ways.

    You may email your comments to hlcplanrevision@fs.fed.us.
    You may send your comments via postal mail to:

Liz Van Genderen
Helena National Forest
2880 Skyway Dr.
Helena, MT  59602

Please be as specific as possible - for example, refer to a page number or an item number. This will help staff as they review the comments. All comments are due by close of business December 15, 2015.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2
 

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