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The 2008 NFMA Planning Rule*

*On June 30, 2009, the US District Court for the District of Northern California overturned the 2008 NFMA Planning Rule (link to decision). As an interim measure, Forest Service returned to the transition provisions of the 2000 rule which allow continued use of 1982 rule procedures for revisions and amendments. The Forest Service is currently working to develop a new planning rule. Read more about it on the Planning Rule website.

Notice of Correcting Amendment to the Planning Rule - (pdf | 47k)

Final Planning Rule and Record of Decision
- (pdf | 293k)

Highlights of the 2008 Planning Rule - (pdf | 19k)

Questions & Answers about the 2008 Planning Rule - (pdf | 32k)

News Release - February 7, 2008

Facts about the FEIS - (pdf | 22k)

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) - (pdf | 499k)

Biological Assessment for the Planning Rule - (pdf | 939k)

Proposed Planning Rule - (pdf | 214k)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) - (pdf | 342k)

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement - (pdf | 50k)

Scoping Notice - May 14, 2007 - (pdf | 51k)

Documents Referenced in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

NFMA Planning Rule Background Information

The 2005 NFMA Planning Directives


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