Coordinating Council Issues


"Coordination" refers to the statutory and regulatory requirements and the cooperative actions of state and federal agencies to ensure their plans, policies, and management actions take into consideration and seek consistency with the priorities, plans, and policies of local governments.

Plumas County letter (PDF) to Regional Council of Rural Counties on memorandum of agreement between California counties, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management

Travel Management

Under the 2005 federal Travel Management Rule, local National Forests have been engaged in multiple, ongoing processes to designate routes for vehicles, off-highway vehicles, and over-snow vehicles.
Plumas County comments (PDF) on the draft environmental impact statement for OHV travel management on the Plumas National Forest

Forest Service Planning Rule

The Forest Service is in the process of revising the regulations that govern the updating and amendment of the Land and Resource Management Plans for each National Forest. The Forest Service has received thousands of comments on the proposed regulations and is in the process of reviewing and responding to the comments and preparing the final regulations. The final regulations are scheduled for release in late 2011.
Forest Service Planning Rule web page

Plumas County comments (PDF) on draft Planning Rule