The Forest Service is undergoing change. Rather than a rigid bureaucratic administrative process mired in history, there is a refreshing breath of new life showing within the agency.
Within USFS Region 5 (California), there are 14 Forest Plan revisions scheduled over the next 3 years. Nationwide, many Forests are undergoing similar planning efforts. These planning efforts are directed at updating existing Forest Service Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP). Preliminary information (and actions) indicate these plan revisions will be conducted using collaborative action processes.