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 Eastern Colorado Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office revision began in 2014. The final wild & scenic eligibility report was published December 2015. Draft w&s suitability report was published March 2017; comments are due May 5. Draft alternatives for the overall Resource Management Plan (RMP) were published March 6; comments are due May 5. Potential rivers – 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 & scenic suitability report was published February 2013. The draft RMP was published June 2016 citizen comments were submitted November 2016. Final RMP expected Spring 2018. Potential rivers – multiple streams in Gunnison and San Miguel river basins (latter based on RAC recommendations).

The original planning process for the Dominguez-Escalantle National Conservation Area began in 2009. Wild & scenic suitability comments were submitted. The proposed RMP was published June 2016; the final RMP was signed January 2017, with w&s suitability decisions. Potential rivers – Escalante Creek, Rose Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Dominguez River.


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. More information coming…

The Snake River BLM Field Office revision began in 2008. The draft plan was released in spring 2016. More information coming…


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…

The Flathead National Forest revision began in 2013. The proposed action was released in March 2015, with the 2014 wild & scenic final eligibility report); comments closed May 2015, and a summary was published. The draft forest plan was published in May 2016 (in Federal Register June 3); comment period closed October 2016. Proposed final plan is pending. Forty-nine rivers were proposed in citizens’ wild and scenic eligibility report published 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. More information coming…

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

The Missoula BLM Field Office revision began in February 2016. Scoping comment period closed February 2017. Draft RMP is pending.


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. Preliminary draft forest plan was published July 2016; comment period closed August 2016. Next phase pending.

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 Santa Fe National Forest plan revision began in 2014. The Notice of Intent to revise was published July 2016. Public meetings, including presentations and receiving input on wild & scenic rivers were held in early March 2017. Comments on draft plan alternatives and on management areas (including w&s rivers) due March 22. Potential rivers include the Rio Mora. Learn more…

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument plan revision began in January 2014. Overall plan scoping report was published May 2014 and proposed amendments are pending, along with consideration of expanding the monument. Potential rivers include Rio Grande del Norte and select tributaries.


Utah – 3 plans

The Ashley National Forest revision began in April 2016. Management assessments are pending. Most recent w&s report published 2008, due for update in this plan. Learn more…

The Cedar City BLM Field Office revision began in 2010. Draft RMP is pending, projected release spring-summer 2017. 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…