Following the completion of the 2012 Planning Rule, the Forest Service recently released the Proposed Directives. Together, the Planning Rule and the Directives are complimentary management documents that determine how the Forest Service will update forest plans. Broadly speaking, the Planning Rule is the vision, and the Directives are the guidelines for implementation.
On Monday, Outdoor Alliance submitted substantial comments on the Proposed Directives. With a combined effort from all of our human powered perspectives, we combed through hundreds of pages to offer specific concerns and points of praise. We focused in particular on the Assessment, Planning, Monitoring, Key Processes, Objections, Wilderness Evaluation, and Wild and Scenic River Evaluation chapters.
Find our comments in full here.