Alaska

Tim Mowry, Alaska Division of Forestry

Forest Action Plan

Conserve, Protect, and Enhance diverse forest values to benefit Alaskans

Alaska’s 129 million acres of forests stretch from the boreal forests of the Brooks Range to the coastal, temperate rainforests of the Southeast. Alaska’s forests provide opportunities for forest products, local jobs, home heating, benefits to community well-being, clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, subsistence opportunities, and more. The same vast geography that provides an abundance of forest resources also poses challenges related to sparse infrastructure and limited capacity to address threats to forests, making an all-lands forest assessment and strategy even more important.

The Alaska Forest Action Plan addresses wildfire, forest insects and disease, and other cross-boundary threats to Alaska’s forests through a statewide strategy for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry cooperative programs and their partners.

Best Management Practices

Alaska’s best management practices (BMPs) program is regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Alaska Forestry Publications

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