FSH 1909.15 - National Environmental Policy Act Handbook
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Agency conducts environmental analyses to assess the nature and importance of the physical, biological, social, and economic effects of a proposed action and its reasonable alternatives. Conclusions are reached about the significance of the effects on the human environment. These conclusions about the significance of effects determine the levels of analysis and documentation.
U.S. Forest Service. 2012a. FSH 1909.15 - National Environmental Policy Act Handbook. In Chapter 10 - Environmental Analysis. Washington, D.C.: Amendment No.: 1909.15-2012-3. U.S. Forest Service National Headquarters. June 25.