Comparision of the 1982 and 2000 Planning Rule 1982 PLANNING RULE

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Includes a planning framework with 8 key elements; Levels of planning - national 219.3 -219.11 THE FRAMEWORK FOR PLANNING (Plan revision, amendment or



    219.1 Purpose and Principles. 219.1 Purpose.

    ; Sets forth a process for developing, ; Process for amending and revising

    adopting, and revising land and land and resource management

    resource management plans - NFS plans and monitoring the results of

     plan implementation

    ; Plans provide for multiple use and ; Guides the selection and

    sustained yield of goods and implementation of site-specific

    services in a way that maximizes actions

    long term net public benefits in an ; Affirms sustainability as the overall

    environmentally sound manner goal

     ; Sustainability is composed of ; Plans guide all natural resource interdependent ecological, social,

    management activities - establish and economic elements

    management standards and ; National forests and grasslands also

    guidelines - determine resource afford intangible benefits such as

    management practices, levels of beauty, inspiration, and wonder

    resource production and

    management, and the availability 219.2 Principles.

    and suitability of lands for resource

    management 6 planning principles:

    ; 14 planning principles 1. Maintain or restore ecological


    2. Contribute to social and economic


    3. Efficiently integrate with the

    broader landscape

    4. Meaningfully engage the American

    people in stewardship of NFS lands

    5. Ongoing process, where decisions

    are adapted to address new info

    6. Serves public interest without

    impairment of land productivity

    219.2 Scope and applicability. 219.34 Applicability.

; NFS ; All units of the NFS

     ; Incorporates special area authorities



219.3 Definitions and terminology. 219.36 Definitions.

    ; Defines 35 terms ; Defines 34 terms (adds 30 new

     terms, changes 4 terms, and

    removes 31 terms)

    ; Changes the definition of timber

    production to include fuel wood

219.4 Planning levels. 219.3 Overview.

    ; Three Forest Service administrative ; Includes a planning framework with

    levels: national, regional, and 8 key elements

    forest ; Levels of planning - national

    regional, or national forest or ; Regional planning is a principle

    process for conveying management grassland, and/or ranger district

    direction from the national level depending on scope of issues

    (RPA) to the forest level and for ; Chief - FS national strategic plan

    confeying information from forest ; Forest or Grassland Supervisors are

    level to the national level . responsible for plan amendment or ; RPA Assessment and Program - revision, except where RF or Chief

    Chief decide to act

    ; Regional Guides - each Regional ; Two or more Forest/Grassland

    Forester Supervisors, one or more RFs, or

    Chief may amend or revise one or ; Forest Plans - each Forest

    Supervisor, one or more more plans

     ; Chief, RF, Forest/Grassland

     Supervisors, or District Rangers

    may authorize and implement site-

    specific actions

    ; Regional guides are withdrawn -

    see Sec. 219.35

219.5 Interdisciplinary approach. 219.3 Overview.

    ; Specifies make-up, skills and ; Provides an interdisciplinary,

    functions of ID teams` collaborative approach to planning

     ; Specific requirements for ID teams

    not set in rule.



    219.6 Public participation. 219.12 Collaboration and cooperatively

     developed landscape goals.

     ; Provides the intent for public

    219.13 Coordination among federal participation

    agencies. ; Focuses on the type of information,

     timeframes for review, and

    219.14 Involvement of state and local locations for providing public

    governments. information

     ; Mentions coordination with owners

    219.15 Interaction with American Indian of lands that are intermingled with,

    tribes and Alaska Natives. or dependent for access, upon NFS


    219.16 Relationships with interested ; Charge fees for reproducing

    individuals and organizations requested documents according to

     Sec of Agriculture’s Fee Schedule

    219.17 Interaction with private


    ; Specific requirements for the

    responsible official to collaborate

    with land owners adjacent to or

    within the external boundaries of

    NFS lands

    219.18 Role of advisory committees.

     219.13 Coordination among federal

    219.7 Coordination with other public agencies.

     planning efforts.

     219.14 Involvement of state and local

    governments. ; Coordination with federal, state,

     local government and Indian tribes

    219.15 Interaction with American Indian planning efforts.

    tribes and Alaska Natives. ; Program of monitoring and

     evaluation include consideration on

    219.11 Monitoring and evaluation for land adjacent to or near the national

    adaptive management. forest

    ; To the extent practical, conduct

    jointly with other federal agencies,

    state, local, and tribal governments,

    scientific and academic

    communities, and others.



    Regional guide is withdrawn within 1 year 219.8 Regional planning procedure.

     of the effective date of the new rule.

     219.9 Regional guide content.

219.10 Forest planning - general 219.3 Overview.

    procedure. ; Planning cycle begins with

     identification of issues and ; Responsibilities concludes with monitoring and

    evaluation results. ; Public review of plan

    ; 8 key elements (see page 5) ; Approval/disapproval

     ; Public appeal of approval decision

    219.8 Amendment. ; Plan implementation

    ; Significant amendments are ; Amendment

    determined through NEPA criteria ; Revision

    of context and intensity of effects ; Planning records 219.9 Revision.

    ; More requirements upfront before

    issuing public notice of revision


    219.31 Maintenance of the plan and

    planning records.

    ; List of document updates that do

    not change in a plan decision

    219.32 Objection to amendments or


    ; Objection process replaces appeal

    process for amendments and


219.11 Forest plan content. 219.30 Plan documentation.

    ; Summary of the analysis of the ; A summary of the plan: plan

    management situation. decisions, plan area, and

    appropriate planning units ; Multiple-use goals and objectives

    ; Display of public uses ; Multiple-use prescriptions and

    associated standards and guidelines ; Display of actions and outcomes

    ; Monitoring and evaluation ; Reference list or documents used

    requirements. in forming plan decisions



    219.12 Forest planning - process 219.3 -219.11 THE FRAMEWORK FOR

    (Plan preparation, revision or significant PLANNING (Plan revision, amendment

    amendment) or site-specific decision)

1. Identification of purpose and need. 1. Identification and consideration of


    2. Planning criteria. a. Collaboration

     b. Landscape goals 3. Inventory data and information c. Advisory committees


     2. Information development and

    4. Analysis of the management interpretation.

    situation. a. Broad-scale assessments

     b. Local analyses

    5. Formulation of alternatives. c. Science Advisory Boards

6. Estimated effects of alternatives. 3. Proposed actions.

7. Evaluation of alternatives. 4. Plan decisions

     a. Desired resource conditions 8. Preferred alternative b. Objectives

    recommendation. c. Standards

     d. Designation of suitable land uses 9. Plan approval. e. Monitoring strategy

10. Monitoring and evaluation. 5. Amendment

    6. Revision ; General requirements for the

     development of a plan with

    7. Site-specific decisions emphasis on NEPA

     ; Requires establishment of

    8. Monitoring and evaluation for adaptive benchmarks


     In Summary

    ; Requires collaboration

    ; Capitalizes on previous decisions

    ; AMS is replaced by comprehensive

    upfront analyses

    ; Relies on NEPA process

    ; No benchmarks required

    ; Framework for future decisions



    No counterpart, see sections 219.20 and 219.13 Forest planning - resource

    219.21 integration requirements.

    ; Established requirement to follow

    other requirements in the rule and

    to use FSM and FSH

    219.14 Timberland resource land 219.28 Determination of land suitable suitability. for timber harvest.

    ; Provides for lands where timber

    may be harvested for other

    multiple-use values

219.15 Vegetation management 219.20 Ecological sustainability.


    ; Requires identification of ; Requires evaluation of major

    vegetation management practices vegetation types

    chosen for each vegetation type and ; Plan decisions affecting ecosystem

    circumstance defined in the plan diversity must provide for the

     maintenance or restoration of

    characteristics of ecosystem

    composition and structure within

    the expected range of variability

219.16 Timber resource sale schedule. 219.29 Limitation on timber harvest.

    ; Requires calculation of ASQ ; Limitation based on the timber that

    can be sold annually in perpetuity ; Establishes base sale schedule that

    on a sustained-yield basis reflects ASQ for the decade

    ; No ASQ except in special cases. All ; Long-term sustained yield

    NFMA requirements set as calculation

    standards in 219.7 (c)(1)-(3) ; Even-aged stand requirement of

     culmination of mean annual

    219.30 Plan documentation. increment

    ; Requires 2-year schedule, updated

    annually, of anticipated outcomes



219.17 Evaluation of roadless areas. 219.9 Revision

    ; Requirement to address RARE II in ; Requirement to determine which

    original plans inventoried roadless areas and

     unroaded areas warrant additional

    protection and the level of

    protection to be afforded

219.18 Wilderness management. 219.27 Special designations.

219.19 Fish and wildlife resource. 219.20 Ecological sustainability.

    ; Habitat - maintain viable ; Provides for the maintenance or

    populations of existing native and restoration of ecosystem diversity

    desired non-native vertebrate within the expected range of

    species in the planning area variability

    ; Management indicator species ; Provides for ecological conditions

    that provide a high likelihood of ; Monitoring of MIS population

    supporting the viability of native trends

    and desired non-native species well ; ESA coordination

    distributed throughout their ranges

    within the plan area

    ; Focal species, species-at-risk, and

    federally listed species

    ; Requires rationale to adopt or reject

    discretionary conservation


    219.20 Grazing resource. 219.26 Identifying and designating

     suitable uses.

    219.21 Recreation resource. 219.26 Identifying and designating

     suitable uses.

    219.27 Special designations.

    219.22 Mineral resource. 219.26 Identifying and designating

    suitable uses.



219.23 Water and soil resource. 219.20 Ecological sustainability.

    ; Provides for the maintenance or

    restoration of these characteristics

    of ecosystem and species diversity

    within the expected range of


    219.24 Cultural and historic resources. 219.21 Social and economic


    ; Must develop Native land

    settlement patterns; social and

    cultural history; and social and

    cultural opportunities provided by

    NFS lands

219.25 Research natural areas. 219.27 Special designations.

219.26 Diversity 219.20 Ecological sustainability.

    219.27 Management requirements. 219.28 Determination of land suitable

     for timber harvest.

     ; Provides the minimum specific

    management requirements to be ; NFMA silvicultural requirements

    met for NFS

    219.20 Ecological sustainability. ; General requirements for resource


    ; General requirements for resource ; General requirements for vegetation

    protection (tree) manipulation

    ; Requirement to protect and restore ; Specific requirements for

    air, soil, and water resources silvicultural practices to reflect

    NFMA language

    ; General requirements for riparian

    areas; soil and water; and diversity



    219.28 Research 219.22-219.25 THE CONTRIBUTION


     ; Identify research needs particularly

    during monitoring and evaluation ; Broad-scale assessments led by

    Chief Scientist ; Research needs established and

    budgeted at the research station and ; Independent, scientific peer review

    national levels of plan monitoring on at least a

    biennial basis ; Annual report at national level to

    address NFS needs, significant ; National and regional science

    findings, and how to apply the advisory boards

    information ; Science consistency evaluations

    219.11 Monitoring and evaluation for

    adaptive management.

219.29Transition period. 219.35 Transition.

    ; 1 year to withdraw regional guides

    ; 1 year to set schedule of plan

    revisions for all units

    ; 6 month grandfather clause for on-

    going revisions and amendments

    ; 3 year transition for site-specific


    ; 3 years transition for monitoring

    reports, once revision completed

Only cultural and historic resources 219.21 Social and economic

    addressed sustainability.

    ; Plan decisions contribute to social

    and economic sustainability

    ; Responsible official must develop

    or supplement information and

    analyses for a list of social and

    economic factors


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