The Forest Service Intermountain Region has released two strategic planning documents; USDA Forest Service Strategic Plan: FY 2015–2020 and USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region Strategic Framework - FY 2017-2020
The Forest Service is the Nation’s foremost Federal forestry organization, providing leadership in the management, protection, use, research, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources on our country’s vast forests and grasslands. Our organization functions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), propelled by a dedicated workforce of permanent and temporary seasonal employees that exceeds 40,000 employees during the peak summer work season. The Forest Service was established in 1905 to sustainably manage our national forests and promote conservation across the land. We in the Forest Service are committed to retaining forests and grasslands for present and future generations.
• We operate a network of research units, laboratories, and experimental forests and rangelands to conduct leading-edge research on all aspects of forestry, rangeland management, biological and physical sciences, socioeconomics, forest uses, and more.
• We help communities; State, local, and tribal governments; forest industries; and private forest landowners improve conditions in both urban and rural areas.
• We operate Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers to educate and train America’s youth.
• We help other nations and international groups manage and conserve the world’s forest resources.
Click here for the USDA Forest Service Strategic Plan: FY 2015–2020
Overview: 2017-2020 Intermountain Region’s Strategic Framework VALUE OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK The 32,000,000-plus acres within the Intermountain Region represent nearly 17% of all National Forest System lands managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. To understand and respond to the ever-changing social, economic, technological, political, and physical environment, the Intermountain Region embarked on a strategic planning effort. The goal of this effort is to understand key issues, challenges, influences, and opportunities facing the Intermountain Region in order to set Regional direction for the next four years. The output of that effort resulted in our 2017-2020 Strategic Framework.
Click here for the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region Strategic Framework - FY 2017-2020