Federal land management plan revisions, intermountain states – 26 plans

Colorado – 6 plans

The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests land management plan revision is set to to begin in late 2016. Potential Wild and Scenic Rivers include; the Taylor basin, Tomichi Creek, San Miguel headwaters, Cimarron basin, Gunnison basin/headwaters, and Grand Mesa watershed. Learn more…

The Pike-San Isabel National Forest revision began in 2008. It was delayed for a new planning rule (which was approved in 2012). The potential Wild and Scenic Rivers include; the Arkansas River basin tributaries and South Platte River basin tributaries. Learn more…

The Rio Grande National Forest revision began 2014. Topical public meetings are planned for summer-fall 2016. Potential Wild and Scenic Rivers include; the Sangre de Cristo wilderness streams, Collegiate Peaks wilderness streams, Weminuche wilderness streams, Saguache Creek basin/headwaters, Rio Grande basin, Conejos basin, and the San Juan basin/headwaters. Learn more…

The Royal Gorge/Front Range Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office revision began in 2014. The final eligibility report published in December 2015; the wild and scienic suitability comments were submitted in January 2016 (draft published June 2015); and draft alternatives to cooperative agencies are expected in September or October 2016 (including draft suitability report). Potential rivers include; Arkansas River and forks, Badger Creek, Beaver Creek and tributaries, Cucharas River, East Gulch, Eightmile Creek, Falls Gulch, Fourmile Creek, Grape Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Little High Creek, Pass Creek, Red Creek, Turkey Creek and forks, among others. Learn more…

The Uncompahgre BLM Field Office revision began 2010. The final wild and scenic was published in June 2010; with suitability comments submitted 2010. The draft RMP was published June 3, 2016, comments are due. Potential rivers include: Gunnison basin  and San Miguel basin (RAC recommendations). Learn more…

The original planning process for the Dominguez-Escalantle National Conservation Area began in 2009. Suitability comments were submitted and the proposed plan was published on June 30, 2016. The final plan is pending. Potential rivers inlcude; Escalante Creek, Rose Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Dominguez River. Big Dominguez Creek and Little Dominguez Creek are within designated wilderness. Learn more…


Idaho – 3 plans

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest‘s revision began in 2014. The assessment was released in June 2014 and proposed action released in July 2014 (comments submitted). Learn more…

The BLM’s Four River Field Office revision began in 2008. Scoping report is currently pending. Learn more…

The Snake River BLM Field Office revision began in 2008. The draft plan was released in spring 2016. Learn more…


Montana – 6 plans

The Custer Gallatin National Forest plan revision began in 2016. Public meetings were held in March 2016, with assessment meetings planned for summer 2016. Wild and scenic eligibility evaluation is expected in winter 2016-17. Forty-two rivers are proposed in the citizens’ wild and scenic eligibility report, published August 2012. Learn more…

Flathead National Forest revision began in 2013. The proposed action announcement was released in March 2015 (with the 2014 wild and scenic eligibility report), comments closed May 2015 and a summary was published. A draft plan was published in May 2016 (in Federal Register June 3), comments due by September 30th. Forty-nine rivers were proposed in citizens’ wild and scenic eligibility report published in August 2012. Learn more…

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest revision began in 2014. Community workshops were held through March 2016. Draft wild and scenic eligibility report was published and comments submitted in 2015. The assessment was completed in March 2015 with development of proposed action pending. Fifteen rivers were proposed in citizens’ wild and scenic eligibility report, published in August 2012. Learn more…

The BLM’s Harve Field Office revision was proposed in 2015. Learn more…

The Lewiston BLM Field Office revision began in 2014. A draft Resource Management Plan is expected in spring 2016. Learn more…

The BLM’s Missoula Field Office revision began in February 2016. Envisioning workshops and scoping will take place in November 2016. Learn more…


New Mexico – 7 plans

Carson National Forest plan revision began in 2014. Wilderness public meetings and comments took place in April 2016. The draft plan is expected in fall 2016. Learn more…

The Cibola National Forest revision began in 2012. Scoping comments were submitted in 2015. A draft proposed plan is expected in fall 2016. Learn more…

Gila National Forest plan revision began in May 2015. Assessments are currently pending (comments submitted). Learn more…

Kiowa National Forest plan revision began in 2015. Learn more…

Lincoln National Forest plan revision began in 2015. Learn more…

The Sante Fe National Forest plan revision began in 2014. The Notice of Intent to revise (phase two) was published in July 2016. Wild and scenic public meetings are pending. Potential rivers include the Rio Mora River. Learn more…

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument plan revision began in January 2014. A scoping report was published in 2014 and amendments are pending. Potential rivers include the Rio Grande del Norte. Learn more…


Utah – 3 plans

The Ashley National Forest revision began in April 2016. Learn more…

The Cedar City BLM Field Office revision began in 2010,. The draft Resource Management Plan is pending. Learn more…

In 2001, the St. George BLM Field Office conducted an evaluation of streams adjacent to Zion National Park. Three NCAs management plan revisions began in 2015. A wild and scenic management plan is anticipated for designation for the Virgin River. Learn more…


Wyoming – 1

BLM’s Rock Springs Field Office plan revision began in 2011, an alternatives analysis pending. Learn more…