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Chugach Forest Plan Revision #40816

Commenting on This Project

This public reading room lists comments and objections for the Chugach National Forest Land Management Plan Revision (2019 Plan). 

Completed comment and objection events:

  • Public scoping for the 2019 Plan’s purpose and need:  April 16, 2015 to June 15, 2015: 

    • The Forest received 108 comments.
  • Public scoping for the Proposed Revised Plan:  December 18, 2015 to February 19, 2016:

    • The Forest received 1,418 comments.
  • Notice of Availability for the draft 2019 Plan and the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS):  August 3, 2018 to November 1, 2018:    

    • The Forest received 4,075 comments. 
  • Objections to the 2019 Plan, Final EIS and draft Record of Decision (ROD):  August 30, 2019 to October 29, 2019:    

    • The Forest received 87 objections. 
  • Objections resolution meetings:  January 14-15, 2020: 

    • Objectors with standing and approved interested persons met with the Regional Forester to resolve concerns with the 2019 Plan. 
    • The objections resolution meetings were also open for public observation. 
  • The Regional Forester’s letter, which includes instructions for resolving objections:

Next steps in the planning process:

  • Make changes to the 2019 Plan and ROD as directed by the Regional Forester.
  • The Forest Supervisor signs the ROD.
  • Publish a notice of availability for a signed ROD:

    •  in the Federal Register
  • Publish a legal notice for the signed ROD:

    • in the newspaper of record, the Anchorage Daily News.
  • 2019 Plan approval:

    • Approval of the 2019 Plan occurs 30 days after publishing a notice of availability in the Federal Register and a legal notice in the Anchorage Daily News.

Thank you for participating in the planning process. 

 

Submitting Comments

If you wish to submit a comment, please send it to:

Susan Jennings
Chugach National Forest All Units
161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8 , Anchorage, AK, 99501
sjennings@fs.fed.us