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Forest Action Plan

Sustaining Missouri’s Forests

Missouri’s statewide Forest Action Plan represents a new beginning in the way Missourians care for our trees and forests. It evaluates the conditions, trends, and threats facing our forests, and provides a roadmap to sustain them.

Missouri’s trees, woodlands and forests are an incredible resource to behold providing us with clean water and air, high-quality wildlife habitat, diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, and a forest products industry that contributes over $9 billion to Missouri’s economy annually. Ensuring that these benefits are sustained and enhanced for Missourians today and into the future is a priority for the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Best Management Practices

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

Missouri Forestry Publications

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