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Forest Service Planning Rule

Meridian Institute served as the lead contractor assisting the US Forest Service in conducting an open, collaborative process to create and implement a new regulation governing forest planning in the National Forest system. The planning rule revision was one of the flagship projects of President Obama’s Open Government Initiative.

  • Meridian Team Honored for Facilitation of Forest Service Planning Rule Revision Process

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    At the 2012 Environmental Conflict Resolution Conference, the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution recognized the Meridian team, along with 17 other entities and individuals, for their support and facilitation throughout the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service National Planning Rule Revision process.

  • Submit Questions on the Proposed Forest Service Planning Rule

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    The Forest Service is providing an opportunity for stakeholders who don’t get their questions answered at the planning rule forums to submit questions to an email box: questions@merid.org
    Meridian Institute will be forwarding the questions to the Forest Service planning rule team who will prepare responses to post on the FAQ section of the planning rule website. Responses may be prepared for groups of similar questions or issues. The Forest Service may not repsond to every question in a detailed manner. 
    The deadline for submitting questions is April 15, 2011.