Every ten years, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) reassesses the statewide Forest Action Plan. This plan assesses current forest conditions and trends, identifies threats and concerns, establishes priorities, and provides strategies for addressing these and other issues, including the management and landscape conservation priorities identified within the document. The last plan was completed in 2010 and involved the input from over 150 stakeholder groups and private individuals. View the current plan.
The DNCR’s Division of Forests and Lands will be working on the new plan through fall/winter 2019/2020, with the goals of making available a draft for public comment by February 2020 and scheduling public listening sessions. In the meantime, the DNCR encourages stakeholders and members of the public who care about the future health of our state’s forests to take this short survey: