Assessment & Needs to Change

The Final Assessment and Needs to Change were posted on March 9, 2017.

Throughout the Assessment phase (starting in 2014), the Tonto National Forest collected and compiled existing information on the current state of the Forest and host the Community Forums. Forest staff created a Draft Assessment Report focusing on the evaluation of that information in terms of ecological, economic, social, and cultural conditions, trends, and risks to sustainability. The Draft Assessment was posted for public review September 3rd - November 4th 2016. The planning team worked to incorporate provided feedback into the final assessment. 

The Draft Needs to Change document was available for review December 15, 2016 - January 11, 2017. The needs to change statements were developed based on feedback gathered during the Needs to Change Public Meetings in addition to internal needs to change working sessions. The planning team worked to incorporate provided feedback, both internally and externally, into the final needs to change. 
Final Assessment (March 2017)
Volume I: Ecological Conditions, Trends, & Risks to Sustainability
Volume II: Social, Cultural, and Economic Conditions, Trends, & Risks to Sustainability
Volume III: References

Needs to Change
Final Needs to Change (March 2017)
Draft Needs to Change (December 2016)
Comments Received on Needs to Change (March 2017)

Draft Assessment (September 2016)
Draft Assessment Summary 
Volume I: Ecological Conditions, Trends, & Risks to Sustainability 
Volume II: Social, Cultural, and Economic Conditions, Trends, & Risks to Sustainability 


Check out the Documents and Resources page for more information about the plan revision process including:
Ch. 10 Assessments and Ch. 20 Land Management Plan of the 2012 Planning Rule.