Protecting National Forests
Right now, the Forest Service—the folks who manage all 154 National Forests in the U.S.—is launching into what is called “Forest Planning” for a number of National Forests across the country. Forest Planning creates the blueprint for how each National Forest is managed. Among other things, it creates something like a zoning map that dictates where activities like logging happen, and where there are places that need to be set aside for values like recreation. It has a huge impact on the future of access, and it starts the process for the development of new protective designations like Wilderness, Wild & Scenic rivers, and potentially National Recreation Areas.
You can get involved on your local forest whenever it undergoes the Forest Planning process. Outdoor Alliance is involved in the Forest Planning in 4 different regions and is helping guide outdoor enthusiasts through the process. Learn more and sign up to stay in the loop by clicking on the region that interests you:
Southern sierra nevada
Get involved to protect the Inyo, Sierra, and Sequoia National Forests in California.
Get involved to protect the Custer Gallatin National Forest in Montana.
Learn more about what Forest Planning is, how you can get involved, and what's happening near you.
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Get involved to protect the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina.
Get involved to protect the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado.