Photo of NWFP listening session

Public invovlement has been a key part of implementing the Northwest Forest Plan. The links below document the past and upcoming opportunities:

December 2016 The Forest Service held a public forum to share the draft NWFP science synthesis and gather input. Additional information is available online at
June 2015 A public forum to share key findings of the 20-year monitoring reports. These reports provide an analysis of monitoring data gathered since 1994, with a focus on the last 5 years. The reports and a recording of the fourm can be found here.
March-June 2015 The Forest Service held 19 listening sessions across Oregon, Washington, and northern California to share information about forest planning and the role of science, outline current thinking about how to strategically update forest plans, and gather ideas from the public on how to include them in the planning process. In total, over 900 people participated in these events. Below is a summary of the listening sessions, prepared by a third-party consultant.

Listening Sessions Cover Letter, 6/1/2015 (pdf)
Synthesis of Public Comments on Forest Plan Revision, 6/1/2015 (pdf)
Presentation: Listening Session on Planning (pdf)
Presentation: Listening Session on Science (pdf)

April 2005 A public forum to share key findings of the 10-year monitoring reports. The agenda and related documents can be found here.