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U.S. Forest Service
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United States Department of Agriculture

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The NEPA Staff Welcomes You

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Staff supports the Forest Service’s compliance with the environmental laws and regulations that guide management of the lands and resources of the National Forest System. This site is designed to provide you access to helpful information related to the Agency's management of the NEPA process.

The Forest Service has amended its NEPA regulations, effective November 19, 2020. The amendments establish new and revised categorical exclusions and a Determination of NEPA Adequacy provision. See Forest Service NEPA Procedures, Policy, and Guidance for more information.

Forest Service NEPA Procedures, Policy, and Guidance

Archived Content

Climate Change

Cooperating Agencies

Cumulative Effects

Department of Interior

Energy Policy Act of 2005 Categorical Exclusions

Environmental Impact Statements

Filing an EIS with the Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Justice

Federal Register Notices

NEPA Learning Teams

References and Resources

Training Courses-Forest Service NEPA