Inyo National Forest Plan Revision Updates
The U.S. Forest Service recently completed an update to its Forest Planning Rule. The Inyo National Forest has been selected as one of the first national forests to make use of the new Forest Planning Rule, as it begins the process of implementing a new Inyo National Forest Management Plan in 2012.
Currently, the Inyo National Forest operates under the 1988 Inyo National Forest Manangement Plan, which is based on the U.S. Forest Service's 1982 Land & Resource Managment Plan (LRMP), and which has been amended numerous times over the years. Forest Service staff report that the upcoming new Inyo National Forest Managment Plan will be tailored to comply with both the 1982 LRMP as well as the new 2012 Forest Planning Rule, in order that the new Inyo National Forest Management Plan could be implemented even if - as has been the case in the past - the new 2012 Forest Planning Rule should go into litigation.