A sunny shot of Larkin Overlook in Iowa


Forest Action Plan

Conserving and maintaining Iowa’s forests

Our Forest Action Plan identifies landscape areas where national, regional, and state resource issues and priorities converge. It is meant to be a dynamic document that utilizes the best current data available, works with stakeholders, and adequately considers other state assessments, plans, and priorities.

In this way, Iowa’s Forest Action Plan is a valuable source for communicating forest-related issues, threats, and opportunities in the state and serves as an important strategic document for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau to use for planning and funding purposes.

Best Management Practices

Iowa’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Forestry Division.

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.

Iowa Forestry Publications

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