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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 (2020 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 1418 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 4075 comments. 
  • Objections to the 2019 Plan Final EIS and draft Record of Decision (ROD):  August 30 2019 to October 29 2019:    

    • The Forest received 43 eligible 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 Land Mangement 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:.

  • The Forest Supervisor signed the Chugach National Forest 2020 Land Management Plan Record of Decision April 15 2020.
  • A notice of availability for a signed ROD was published in the Federal Register April 16 2020.

     

    A legal notice was published in the newspaper of record the Anchorage Daily News: for the signed ROD April 17 2020.

     

  • 2020 Plan approval:

    • Approval of the 2020 Plan occurs 30 days after publishing a notice of availability in the Federal Register and a legal notice in the Anchorage Daily News which ever date is later starts the 30 day count.

 

 

Submitting Comments

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

David Fitz-Enz
Chugach National Forest All Units
161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8 , Anchorage, AK, 99501
david.fitz-enz@usda.gov