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avatar Forest Service Plans to Change Bush Doctrine
December 17, 2009 03:51PM
Forest Service News Release

USDA FOREST SERVICE LAUNCHES COLLABORATIVE PROCESS FOR NEW PLANNING RULE

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2009—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the USDA Forest Service is beginning an open, collaborative process to create and implement a modern planning rule to address current and future needs of the National Forest System, including restoring forests, protecting watersheds, addressing climate change, sustaining local economies, improving collaboration, and working across landscapes. The Forest Service will publish a notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register tomorrow, December 18, to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to develop a new planning rule that will provide a framework for management of national forests and grasslands.

“Our National Forests and Grasslands are great natural treasures that we must conserve and restore for the benefit of future generations,” said Secretary Vilsack. “Developing a new planning rule provides the opportunity to manage national forests and grasslands for the benefit of water resources, the climate and local communities.”

The Forest Service is seeking public involvement in developing a new direction for local land managers. A 60-day comment period on the NOI will begin upon publication in the Federal Register on Friday, December 18, 2009. Comments will be used to shape the focus of the collaborative dialogue and creation of a proposed rule. (Read Full Release)

Notice of Intent

The 2000 planning rule, which allows the Forest Service to use provisions of the 1982 planning rule, is currently the rule that is legally in effect. As an interim measure, the Department will republish in the Federal Register the 2000 planning rule as amended in order to make it available to the public in the Code of Federal Regulations. This action will facilitate its use by forests and grasslands in the National Forest System to revise and amend plans while a new rule is being developed



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avatar Re: Forest Service Plans to Change Bush Doctrine
December 17, 2009 04:12PM
The 2000 planning rule has nothing to do with Bush, who became president in 2001.
avatar Re: Forest Service Plans to Change Bush Doctrine
December 17, 2009 04:19PM
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Vince
The 2000 planning rule has nothing to do with Bush, who became president in 2001.

Reviews in the spring of 2001 found that the 2000 rule would be unworkable. The results
of the review led the Department to issue a new planning rule in 2005, and a revised
version again in 2008, but each of those rules was held invalid by a Federal District Court
(Citizens for Better Forestry v. USDA, 481 F. Supp.2d 1059 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (2005 rule);
Citizens for Better Forestry v. USDA, 632 F. Supp.2d 968 (N.D. Cal. 2009) (2008 rule)).
The 2000 rule legally came back into effect when the 2008 rule was set aside.
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