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SOURCE: Federal Register, October 28, 2002
Forest Service Strategic Plan (2003 Update)
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act of
1993, the Forest Service will be updating its strategic plan over the
next twelve months. The purpose of this plan is to outline long-term
goals and objectives that will help guide the agency's current actions
and future plans. In the past, the Forest Service has found that public
comment has been helpful in developing the strategic plan and its
subsequent updates. This notice, therefore, announces the opportunity
for the public to review the agency's current strategic plan and to
recommend changes that should be included in the draft 2003 update.
DATES: Comments must be received, in writing, on or before December 30, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments for the draft 2003 update of the strategic plan to the Director, Strategic Planning and Resource Assessment Staff, via U.S. Postal Service to Forest Service, USDA, Mail Stop 1129, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-1129; via email to email@example.com; or via facsimile to (703) 605-4199.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Osborne, Strategic Planning and Resource Assessment Staff, (703) 605-4488; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information concerning the strategic plan, including the current plan, may be obtained on the Internet at http://www.fs.fed.us/plan.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The intent of the strategic plan is to
outline long-term goals and objectives that will help guide the
agency's current actions and future plans. Management strategies are
identified under each objective that provide key approaches to be used
to achieve the stated goals and objectives. The draft 2003 update of
the strategic plan will be developed using the Montreal Process
Criteria and Indicators for forest conservation and sustainable
management as a framework for identifying goals, objectives, and trend
indicators focused on the agency mission of sustainable resource
management. Three goals are envisioned for the draft 2003 update of the
strategic plan: (1) Sustaining ecosystem health, diversity, and
productivity of national forests and grasslands, (2) providing the
American people with a sustainable flow of goods and services, and (3)
maintaining organizational capacity to deliver effective public service.
More information on the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators
and on current trends in the indicators for the United States is
available at http://www2.srs.fs.fed.us/2003/2003.htm, the Web site for
the draft National Report on Sustainable Forests.
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