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National Forest Management Act (NFMA)

Forest Service rules guiding management of National Forests in Oregon and across America

Forest dichotomy Update March 23, 2012:

The final rule is released by the Obama administration:

On February 10th, 2011, the Obama Administration released a proposal to revise rules guiding the management of 191 million acres of National Forests from Mount Hood in Oregon to the New Hampshire's White Mountains.

These National Forest Management Act (NFMA) rules guide the development individual forest management plans and how they US Forest Service balances protections for clean water, fish & wildlife, and traditional quite recreation against logging, mining, and other forms of development.

Last updated by the Reagan administration, these proposed rule changes  are likely to be the most lasting conservation legacy of the Obama administration. The rule's "mission statement" is full of promise, but has been largely criticized by conservationists of falling short.

Follow the links below to learn more about the Rule.

 

The Rule:

The Reaction

 

Analysis

Analysis compares current practice with proposed changes, unanswered questions, and recommendations for improvement

 

Obama Wants You

Bullet point analysis on:

Detailed analysis:

A Little Fun:

 

Bear Video screenshot

Click the image above to watch the story of bear as he tries to comment on the new rules.

 

The official public comment period for this rule has closed. Thanks to the nearly 300,000 people who took action around the country.

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