North Dakota

North Dakota Forest Service

Forest Action Plan

Shaping forestland use for present and future generations

The North Dakota Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Forest Resource Strategy provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest-related trends, conditions, threats and opportunities within the state. Our Forest Action Plan serves as a long-term collaborative plan involving local, state, federal and tribal partners with the goal of shaping forest land use in a manner that optimizes public benefits from trees and forests for present and future generations.


Best Management Practices

North Dakota’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the North Dakota Forest Service, State Water Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Agriculture and the USDA Forest Service.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Download the program survey results to view implementation rates and the full research findings.

North Dakota Forestry Publications

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