Forest Action Plan

Photo: Alabama Forestry Commission

Forestry at the crossroads

Forestry at the Crossroads represents the concerted effort of the Alabama Forestry Commission to assess Alabama’s forest resource. Input from 33 organizations, 37 subject matter experts, and 865 individual survey responses were used to identify 216 strategies that address nine threats to the sustainability of the state’s forest resource.


Reduce the rate Alabama’s forested landscapes are converted to non-forested uses

Alabama’s focus is conserving and increasing the state’s natural resources to achieve no net loss of forested acres.


Reduce threats to the health and productivity of Alabama’s forest

Alabama’s focus is implementation of response strategies involving all natural resource stakeholders to address forest resource threats. This collaboration will be used to identify future trends and to keep the response strategies current and relevant.


Increase the suite of public benefits associated with Alabama’s forests

Alabama’s focus is sustaining and expanding economic benefits to the state and nation through contributions of the state’s forest resources.

Alabama Contact Information

Rick Oates, State Forester
Alabama Forestry Commission
513 Madison Avenue
PO Box 302550 Montgomery,
AL 36130-2550
t: 334-240-9300 f: 334-240-9388