CALIFORNIA—The first forest plan in the Pacific Southwest Region revised under the 2012 Planning Rule is available online. When approved, the Inyo National Forest plan will guide how the forest’s 2 million acres are managed for the next 10–15 years.
The Inyo National Forest supports about 3,400 jobs, and generates an annual labor income of nearly $120 million. Recreation, tourism and generating electricity and clean water are the main economic drivers for the forest.
AUGUST 2, 2018 AT 3:45 PM EDT - JUNEAU, ALASKA, August 2 – The State of Alaska and the USDA Forest Service signed a memorandum of understanding this week to develop an Alaska state-specific roadless rule.
An Alaska state-specific roadless rule will determine which currently designated roadless areas would require a different management designation to further Alaska’s economic development or other needs, while still conserving roadless areas for generations to come.