Record numbers of public comments, the government shutdown and innovations have all been factors in the slow pace of the release of the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan.
Here’s an update from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.
The new plan will provide strategies for managing both forests over the next 15 years.
The forest plan doesn’t just impact conservationists. Fisherman, horsemen, rock climbers and business people are all interested in how the management of over 1 million acres of forest will change.