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Land Management Plans and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Excellent Excellent
Very Good Very Good
Good Good
Fair Fair
Poor Poor
Federal Land Management Areas
Montana to New Mexico

CDNST Recreation Setting Protected

CDNST Scenic Integrity Protected
CDNST Location
Forest Plan/RMP CDNST Management Direction
Comments
Montana - Idaho
         
Glacier National Park
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
CDNST is mainly protected due to National Park status. Recommend working with the Blackfeet Tribe to improve the connection to East Glacier.
Flathead National Forest
Very Good
Excellent
Good
Good
Recommend conducting an optimum location review. Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Butte Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
Poor
Poor
Good
Poor
CDNST is somewhat protected where located in designated Wilderness. Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails. Resolving private land rights-of-way access issues adjacent to the Helena National Forest is very important.
Bearverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Poor
Poor
Good
Fair
CDNST is somewhat protected due to designated Wilderness. The 2009 Forest Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Dillon Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Bitterroot National Forest
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Salmon National Forest
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Salmon Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Gallatin National Forest
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Fair
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Plan revision is not scheduled. The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Wyoming
         
Yellowstone National Park
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
Very Good
CDNST is mainly protected due to National Park status. An optimum location review should be conducted.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Fair
Fair
Good
Fair
CDNST is protected in part due to designated Wilderness. Plan revision is not scheduled. The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails. An optimum location review should be conducted.
Shoshone National Forest
Poor
Fair
Poor
Poor
The 2015 Forest Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and Chief's Objection decision to address the CDNST nature and purposes.
Rock Springs Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Lander Field Office - BLM
Very Good
Very Good
Good
Very Good
An optimum location review should be conducted.
Rawlins Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Fair
Poor
Need to amend RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 planning direction. Field Office should lead effort to secure permanent private land access.
Medicine-Bow NF
Poor
Poor
Fair
Poor
The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Colorado
         
Routt NF
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Kremmling Field Office - BLM
Good
Good
Very Good
Good
The Field Office should continue to work with the FS to secure private land access.
Arapaho-Roosevelt NF
Fair
Fair
Very Good
Poor
Plan revision is not scheduled. The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
East-shore corridor planning should occur in collaboration with the Forest Service.
White River National Forest
Fair
Fair
Very Good
Fair
The Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.

Gunnison National Forest

Poor
Poor
Good
Poor
The Plan needs to be revised to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Rio Grande National Forest
Poor
Poor
Very Good
Poor
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails. The CDNST is protected where located in designated Wilderness.
Gunnison Field Office - BLM
Poor
Poor
Excellent
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Tres Rios Field Office - BLM
Poor
Fair
Excellent
Poor
Need to amend the 2015 RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
San Juan National Forest
Good
Good
Excellent
Fair
CDNST is mostly protected due to designated Wilderness. The 2013 Forest Plan needs to be amended to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
New Mexico
         
Carson National Forest
Poor
Poor
Good
Poor
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Santa Fe National Forest
Fair
Fair
Fair
Fair
CDNST is primarily protected due to designated Wilderness. Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Rio Puerco Field Office - BLM
Fair
Fair
Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
Cibola National Forest
Poor
Poor
Poor
Poor
Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails. Connectivity with the Alamocita Creek land acquisition is of high importance.
Socorro Field Office - BLM
Fair
Fair
Good
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.
El Malpais National Monument
Good
Good
Very Good
Good
The NPS should continue to work with the FS and BLM to find an optimum location.
Gila National Forest
Fair
Fair
Very Good
Fair
CDNST is partially protected due to designated Wilderness. Plan revision needs to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and FSH 1909.12 - 24.43 – National Scenic and Historic Trails.
Las Cruces District Office - BLM
Fair
Fair
Excellent
Poor
Need to amend or revise the RMP to address the requirements of the CDNST Comprehensive Plan and BLM Directive MS-6280, Chapter 4 – National Scenic and Historic Trails Planning.

Prepared by Greg Warren - v09.01.2017
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