Learn more about ongoing forest planning work in the High Sierra

The Inyo, Sierra and Sequoia national forests are now updating their forest plans, which guide the management of land in the national forests. The U.S. Forest Service has released draft plans and related documents for these three forests for public comment. You can read these drafts and learn more about this process here.

This work is important because the Pacific Crest Trail crosses these forests and these plans will affect how the PCT is managed for decades to come. PCTA will be participating as an organization in this planning process at every level.

Meanwhile, the Forest Service has announced public meetings to explain more about this land management planning process. These meetings are informational in nature and not intended as public input opportunities. Meetings run from June 13 to Aug. 4. You can find a detailed schedule here.

Map of the Pacific Crest Trail

Author: Mike Dawson

As Trail Operations Director, Mike is responsible for formulating and implementing PCTA policies related to management and protection of the trail, overseeing management of PCTA trail maintenance program, and coordinating protection of the PCT experience including land protection activities. He lives on Vashon Island in Washington with his wife Tina.