July 23, 2018

U.S. Virgin Islands

Loss of contiguous forest and forest fragmentation threaten U.S. Virgin Islands' forests The primary issues facing the forests of the U.S. Virgin Islands are: losses of contiguous forestland, loss of transitional forests to development, lack of data on the urban forest resource, hazard mitigation, protection of coastal forest ecosystems, invasive species, and wildfire control. The [read more]

July 23, 2018

Puerto Rico

Managing Puerto Rico forest resources now and into the future Puerto Rico's forests are a combination of native and naturalized species. The resulting mosaic forest compositions present management challenges that require understanding and vision. Our Forest Action Plan guides how Puerto Rico will identify and conserve high priority forest ecosystems and landscapes currently under private [read more]

July 23, 2018

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Island forest management priorities The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a former U.S. Trust Territory, now a sovereign nation in a Compact of Free Association with the United States. The Marshall Islands encompass 29 atolls and 5 solitary islands, which make up approximately 1,225 individual islands and islets. The Marshall Islands are naturally tropical [read more]

July 23, 2018

Northern Mariana Islands

Enhancement of our limited and unique landscape The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is comprised of a chain of high volcanic islands located 1,000 miles south of Japan and 5,000 miles east of Hawaii. On tropical islands, where healthy forests are present, island life is enhanced by clean, fresh water, productive soil that [read more]

July 23, 2018

Federated States of Micronesia

Pro-active forest resource conservation The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is the largest and most diverse part of the greater Micronesian sub-region of the vast Pacific region. It is a federation of four semi-autonomous island states, in geographic sequence from west to east—Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae—comprised of 607 islands. The conservation and preservation of [read more]

July 23, 2018

Republic of Palau

Current and projected forest conditions and trends for the Republic of Palau Palau's forests cover 75% of the land area and include swamp, volcanic, mangrove, limestone, coastal, plantations, urban, and agroforests. Individuals, corporations, and traditional clans own 29% of the land. Climate change and population growth drive threats to forests such as sea level rise, [read more]

July 23, 2018


A vision for the future The forests on Guam have been impacted by typhoons, drought, wildfires, and invasions of introduced insects, plants, and ungulate species. These impacts have greatly altered natural communities, and now threaten biodiversity and watershed functions. In addition, Guam is bracing for an unprecedented increase in population associated with the expansion of [read more]

July 23, 2018

American Samoa

Conditions and trends in American Samoa's forest resources American Samoa, the only territory of the United States south of the Equator, is located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,500 miles south of Hawaii and 1,600 miles northeast of New Zealand. The natural vegetation of American Samoa is tropical rainforest, due to the warm climate and [read more]

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July 23, 2018

District of Columbia

Tree Canopy, Water Quality, And Community Program Capacity Washington, D.C., is unique among northeastern states. The District is a large urban center with an increasing population that draws approximately 661,251 people from Maryland and Virginia each work day. There are several federally managed large green spaces, but the city consists primarily of urban forest that [read more]

Steep mountains with trees at the base

July 23, 2018


Providing forest management Wyoming's Forest Action Plan identifies important forest landscapes across all ownerships based on an analysis of key data layers. Products of the assessment include a map of important forest landscapes and a description of the threats and priorities for those areas. The assessment identifies 15 threats and priorities, including forest health, wildfire [read more]

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