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New Hampshire

Forest Action Plan

Statewide forest resource planning

The New Hampshire Forest Action Plan continues a tradition of statewide forest resource planning that began in 1952 when Governor Sherman Adams appointed a committee to develop a statement of policy focused on the condition of the state’s forests. Like earlier plans, this plan responds to new issues and ideas that are important to our forests at this time.

Our Forest Action Plan is organized around three priorities: to “Conserve New Hampshire’s Forested Landscape,” “Protect Forests from Harm,” and “Enhance Benefits from Trees and Forests.” Within each priority, key issues and strategies for addressing the issues are identified. Following each strategy is a list key cooperators a partial list of agencies, organizations, groups, or individuals necessary for successful implementation of the strategies in the document.

Best Management Practices

New Hampshire’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands.

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.

New Hampshire Forestry Publications

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