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Composite Files - All Chapters combined into one document
/ Summary / Bio-region / Sierra NF / Sequoia NF / Inyo NF
Note: Summary documents reflect the Bio-region and many have not been updated.

Snapshot Files - Used to develop Forest Assessments
Inyo National Forest (September 2, 2013)
Sierra National Forest (July 2, 2013)
Sequoia National Forest (August 2, 2013)

Pages by Chapter and Composite Chapter files

Chapter 1: Assessing Terrestrial Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Watersheds

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Chapter 2: Air, Soil, Riparian Areas, and Water Resources
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Chapter 3: Assessing System Drivers and Stressors

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Chapter 4: Assessing Carbon

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Chapter 5: Identifying and Assessing At-Risk Species in the Planning Process

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Chapter 6: Assessing Social, Cultural, and Economic Conditions

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Chapter 7: Assessing Benefits People Obtain from the NFS Plan Area

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Chapter 8: Assessing Multiple Uses (See sub-chapters)

  • Chapter 8 - Water

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  • Chapter 8 - Fish, Plants and Wildlife

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  • Chapter 8 - Range

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  • Chapter 8 - Timber

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Chapter 9: Assessing Recreation Settings, Opportunities and Access, and Scenic Character

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Chapter 10: Assessing Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy and Mineral Resources

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Chapter 11: Assessing Infrastructure

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Chapter 12: Assessing Areas of Tribal Importance

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Chapter 13: Assessing Cultural and Historic Resources and Uses

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Chapter 14: Assessing Land Status and Ownership, Use, and Access Patterns

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Chapter 15: Assessing Designated Areas

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Dates of Interest:

  • December 30, 2013: Final Bioregional Assessment and Forest Assessments for Sierra NF, Sequoia NF and Inyo NF released. The Living Assessment remains open to updates and editing to reflect current information regarding current condition and trends.
  • January 11, 2013: We launched the Living Assessment site. Various Bio-Regional and Early Adopter Forest Papers populated the Living Assessment Topic Chapters. More were added throughout January and February.
  • February 18, 2013: Editing of the Bio-Regional Topic Chapter papers was temporarily suspended to allow the authors to add trend information.
  • February 25, 2013: The Sequoia NF Chapter papers were locked so that trend information may be added. They were re-opened on March 5, 2013.
  • March 5, 2013: The Bio-Regional Topic Chapter papers are open for editing.
  • April 8, 2013: A snapshot of the Bio-Regional information from the Living Assessment will be taken for consideration in developing the Draft Bio-Regional Assessment. The Living Assessment will remain open and continue to be a tool for gathering input throughout the planning process.
  • May 5, 2013: All topic paper chapters for the Inyo National Forest are available for editing through June 30, 2013. (Note, 5/13/13: The topic paper for Ch. 7, Ecosystem Services, was added to the Living Assessment.)
  • May 17, 2013: Draft Bio-Regional Assessment report posted. Feedback welcome and due June 15, 2013. See the USFS webpage for information and to download the draft Assessment (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/landmanagement/planning/?cid=STELPRDB5420599)
  • July 2, 2013: Snapshots taken of Sierra NF Chapters
  • August 2, 2013: Snapshots taken of Sequoia NF Chapters
  • September 2, 2013: Snapshots taken of Inyo NF Chapters