The United States Forest Service is revising its National Forest System (NFS) land management planning process, a move that could restrict backcountry flying. A series of roundtable discussions have taken place around the country to collect public input, leading to issuance of a draft rule. AOPA and the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) have participated in several of the roundtable discussions as well as other meetings in Washington, D.C. "Our effort was twofold," said RAF president John McKenna. "First, to be a positive contributor to the process, and second, to raise the awareness that aviation has a legitimate place at the table. We believe we have done both of those." But RAF has expressed the need for public comments to the rule, which will be accepted until May 16.