DEMO: This online open house was live February 19-July 5, 2016

During implementation of the 1988 forest plan, new information and concerns emerged about the forest’s management, including six significant issues that reflect unresolved conflicts with the June 2011 proposed action:

  • Old forest (late-successional forest) management and timber production
  • Road access
  • Motorized recreation trails
  • Recommended wilderness
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Riparian and aquatic resource management

The Forest Service identified the six significant issues from comments received during the 2011 scoping comment period and additional public involvement from 2012-2015. The Forest Service used public input, including these six issues, to formulate all alternatives for this draft forest plan.

The Alternatives

Click on any alternative to view the mix of management areas proposed for the Colville National Forest. View the graph below to see how much national forest land is proposed for each management area. Read this handout to learn more about the elements all alternatives share.

Relative Amounts of Management Areas by Alternative

For each alternative proposed, a single management area makes up between 0% and 48% of Colville National Forest land. Together, the management areas proposed for each alternative add up to 100% of the Colville National Forest land. Descriptions for each management area are available in the DEIS and in the Proposed Forest Plan.