The National Forests:

Better Planning Needed To Improve Resource Management

CED-78-133: Published: Jul 12, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1978.

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The Forest Service's planning efforts have evolved over many years from single resource plans to multiple resource management plans that consider all forest resources.

While some individual regions and forests have made considerable progress in multiple resource land use planning, overall progress has been slow and problems have been encountered. Recent legislation requires the Forest Service to develop and implement a comprehensive, integrated land management planning system by 1985. Regulations to implement the planning system must be issued by October 1978.

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