Forest Action Plan
Conserve, Protect, and Enhance diverse forest values to benefit Alaskans
The Alaska Forest Action Plan addresses key issues that transcend programmatic boundaries and help focus limited program resources to conserve, protect and enhance Alaska’s forest resources. These include: maintaining capacity to control and mitigate risks of wildfire in the face of longer fire seasons and expanding wildland urban interface; maintaining and expanding sustainable output of forest products in the face of declining federal timber supply and expanding biomass energy demand; mitigating threats to forest health; maintaining and enhancing community benefits from forests; and maintaining and expanding the output of ecosystem services from Alaska forests.
The above issues face ongoing challenges of maintaining public support for forest management, insufficient data and information, challenges in maintaining capacity for fire and resource management, and unique geographical, social and political challenges.
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.
Download the program survey results to view implementation rates and the full research findings.