North Carolina

N.C. Forest Service

Forest Action Plan

Ensuring the sustainability of North Carolina’s forests

North Carolina’s Forest Action Plan and accompanying priority maps constitute a coordinated plan for moving North Carolina forests into the future. Driven by the need to efficiently target efforts to address state and national priorities, this document constitutes a broad vision for protecting and enhancing North Carolina forest values and benefits.

While the mandate for this document and critical assessment originated in the 2008 Farm Bill under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, its origins are deeply seated in a public that is demanding increased impact, accountability and innovation from its agencies. With that challenge as our goal, a broad group of NCDFR staff, forestry community partners and sister agency personnel cooperated to make this publication a reality.


Best Management Practices

North Carolina’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the North Carolina Forest Service.

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.

North Carolina Forestry Publications

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