The Forest Service and cooperating agencies will develop and refine the proposed action based on scoping comments and other information collected. The EIS process will also conduct an analysis and then report the outcome in a draft document, which will be made available for public review.

This analysis will include a proposed action, no action, and alternatives to the proposed action that are developed using comments received during the public scoping period.

Public comments on the Draft EIS will be addressed in a Final EIS. At that time, a draft Record of Decision will be made available and an objection period initiated. Once objections are addressed, the Forest Service will issue a final Record of Decision.


The public has opportunities to comment while steps are taken to Initial the EIS, Collect Data, Analyze Alternatives and Publish a Draft and Final EIS.  Then a deicision is made and announced.