The final USFS planning rule directives, effective January 30, 2015, are now available. The 2012 Planning Rule for the National Forest System became effective in May 2012. The USFS released proposed planning directives for public review and comment on Feb 2013. Over 16,000 comments and detailed recommendations from the Federal Advisory Committee (FACA Committee) were received.
"The agency's goal is to ensure an adapteive land management planning process that is inclusive, ...collaborative and science based to promote healthy,..; prodcutive National Forests and Grasslands". For more information see the USFS Planning Rule.
Conservation and Management of Whitebark Pine Ecosystems