Brief Update on Northwest Forest Plan Revisions

What is one of the largest environmental issues that few people are talking about? The updates to the Northwest Forest Plan, the landscape level plan that impacts national public lands within the range of the northern spotted owl. EPIC is keyed in on the forthcoming Plan revisions and we are here to share the details. You can read about our previous updates here.


Forest Plan Revision Process

We are at the very beginning stages of the Northwest Forest Plan revision.

The Forest Service is in the midst of its “Science Synthesis,” a review of the major science that discusses some of the key issues to be addressed in the upcoming Northwest Forest Plan revisions—issues like whether to let certain wildfires burn, whether our system of aquatic buffers is sufficient to support clean water, and how to plan for habitat corridors.