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Forest Action Plan

Growing and protecting Louisiana’s forests and future

The state of Louisiana is blessed with abundant natural resources. Commerce stemming from the state’s timber assets is second only to state’s petroleum and natural gas industry. Abundant water, a sub-tropic climate, and high-quality soils form the foundation of the state’s ability to generate both excellent pine and hardwood stands.

Over the past three-quarters of a century, it has been the Office of Forestry which has led the way in providing landowner assistance and protection to these assets. The Office of Forestry has assessed our past, present, and future as well as specific strategies for success. Our Forest Action Plan will designate the state’s regions that demonstrate the greatest concern or opportunity and portray how the Office has analyzed the threats at hand and allocated our resources to best serve the citizens and landowners of Louisiana.

Best Management Practices

Louisiana’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

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.

Louisiana Forestry Publications

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