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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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 Combined Response, .  01/30/202028[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Phillips, Sam  11/07/20191318[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Holleman, Marybeth Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation10/29/2019961277[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Okonek, Brian Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition10/29/201939471[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Moderow, Andy Alaska Wilderness League10/29/2019163809[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Portman, Carl Resource Dvelopment Council10/29/2019586719[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Magee, Susan State Of Alaska10/29/2019408582[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Totemoff, Charles Chenega Corporation10/29/2019252552[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Denmark, Peter Alaska Sea Kayakers10/28/201941143[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Seavey, Dan Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers10/25/20192362[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Ebel, Stan Buckhorn Llama Co., Inc.10/21/20191423969[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Eisen, Hilary Winter Wildlands Alliance10/18/20191766564[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 WOODRUFF, SCOTT  10/17/20198524590[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 DiNatale, Leigh  10/12/201940288[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Cook, Jim  09/29/20197695[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Hayes, Linda International Llama Registry09/26/20197979[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 RUTHERFORD, ROBERT  09/24/20191341[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Nuechterlein, Phil  09/21/20195312[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Okerlund, Thad  09/21/20193537[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Kutzler, Michelle American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners09/21/2019117956[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Borowiec, Bonnie  09/21/201927970[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Nuechterlein, Philip  09/20/2019196879[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Metrick, Alexa Pack Animal Magazine09/20/20193574[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Rutledge, Geri  09/20/20191866403[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
 Simpson, Ramona  09/20/20191847340[id:3097]Objection (Objection) (Total Letters: 88)
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