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USFS forest plan revision public meetings scheduled for January

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ major forest plan revision is progressing.

The combined forests have released a framework for developing alternatives to the proposed action, in a document titled “Framework for Alternative Development.”

Public input can be provided in a variety of ways, including upcoming sessions in-person and online, according to a news release, which stated that “as a critical component of planning and management, the forests now invite members of the public to assist in developing alternatives.”

The document, available online at, serves as a set of plan components rather than an alternative itself. It is designed as pre-work for individuals interested in working with the forests to develop alternatives to the proposed actions of the revised Forest Plan. As individuals read the document, they are encouraged to look for potential variations, modifications, or alternative methods of addressing major concerns, which could then be incorporated into alternatives. Individuals can bring these ideas and suggestions to upcoming collaborative engagements.

A collaborative workshop on alternative development will be held in Orofino, on Jan. 10-11.

The forest asks participants RSVP for this workshop no later than Jan. 8. Contact Jennifer Becar, Public Affairs Specialist, at (208) 935-4273 or See for further details on the workshop closer to the date of the event.


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