Forest Service Planning Underway


Administrations going back to President Reagan have tried to change the planning rule, Stahl said. But alterations by the Clinton administration in 2000 were too complex to implement, and revisions in 2005 and 2008 by the Bush Administration got shot down in the courts.

Now the Obama administration is going to try its hand at making changes.

… The Forest Service expects to publish a draft environmental impact statement on the new rule in December with a final version most likely by October 2011 and a final decision in November 2011.