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Chugach Forest Plan Revision #40816

The Chugach National Forest is revising and updating its 2002 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).

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 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 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.


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Scoping (Plan scoping period.)

 Wolfgang, Aram  02/17/201630504[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Bronson, Jan  02/18/201631268[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Coleman, Donna  02/18/201631657[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Lopez, Patricia K.  02/18/201631712[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Holmquist, Mary Ann and David  02/18/201631892[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Nitchman, Andrew  02/18/201632249[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Bradbury, Claire  02/18/201632904[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Cummings, Terry L.  02/18/201633112[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Steiner, Richard  01/13/201635184[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Silva, C  02/18/201635455[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Hajduk, Lindsey  02/18/201635908[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Kretsinger, Carl  02/19/201636613[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Schuetze, Ryan  02/12/201636929[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Lynch, Marl City of Whittier02/18/201637036[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)
 Wahl, Julie K.  02/18/201638658[id:1444]Scoping (Plan scoping period.) (Total Letters: 1418)

Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision)

 Hunt, Jim City of Whittier10/26/201831468[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Wells, Mike Valdez Fisheries Development Assoc11/01/201835964[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Winberg, Chad A2D Motorsports10/25/201837366[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Howe, Philippa  10/31/201837864[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Lares, Ken  10/31/201839618[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Dennis, Jeff  10/26/201839727[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Taylor, Craig  10/26/201840439[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)
 Kinnen, Jackson  10/31/201840566[id:2340]Notice of Availability (Forest Plan Revision) (Total Letters: 4075)

Objection (Objection)

 Okonek, Brian Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition10/29/201939471[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 DiNatale, Leigh  10/12/201940288[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
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