8.5.1.1 CSM

Challenge: Developing a CSM acceptable to the entire planning team.

Recommendation: Making decisions based on a poor CSM can lead to incorrect environmental decisions. Whenever practical, conduct face-to-face planning meetings and use site maps and figures to aid in developing the CSM. The planning team should visit the site prior to or as part of planning meeting(s) to aid in developing the CSM. Revise and update the CSM, if appropriate, with new information. Indicate whether the new information supports the existing CSM.