Nantahala & Pisgah Forests' Revised 15-Year Plan

Published Feb 27, 2013


The U.S. Forest Service is revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests' Land and Resource Management Plan ("the Plan").

The Forest Service published the original Plan in 1987. A significant amendment to the Plan was published in 1994, and smaller amendments occurred in subsequent years.

When revision of the Plan is completed, it will guide management of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests for approximately 15 years.

Revision of the Plan will take approximately 3-4 years to complete. When completed, the Plan will guide management of the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests for approximately 15 years.

Collaboration is the keystone for revising the Plan. Public input and collaboration throughout the revision process will help ensure that the Plan meets the needs of the wide variety of stakeholders who enjoy the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests each year.

More than 100 people recently gathered for the Plan revision meeting in Mars Hill, N.C.

Help plan the Forests' future by attending the next public meeting:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Murphy, N.C.
  • The event will take place at the First Baptist Church, 517 Hiawassee St., from 6-9 p.m.

Click Here for USDA Forest Revision Plan Details

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