Forest Action Plan
Working together for Oklahoma’s forests and natural resources
Oklahoma’s 12.5 million acres of forestlands are among the most diverse in the nation; ranging from the dense pine and hardwood stands of eastern Oklahoma, through the unique Cross Timbers of the central counties, to the riparian forests of our western rivers. This diversity of Oklahoma’s landscape presents many natural resource management challenges. The fact that over 90 percent of Oklahoma’s forestlands are privately owned presents the additional challenge for Oklahoma Forestry Services of working with thousands of landowners to deal with threats from insects and disease, urbanization, invasive species and wildfire.
It is extremely important that Oklahomans work together to conserve, enhance, and protect our forests and the Forest Action Plan provides a foundation for this. Oklahoma’s Forest Action Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the state’s forest resources, the critical issues facing our forests and long-term strategies to address priority forestlands.
Best Management Practices
Oklahoma’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Oklahoma Forestry Services, the Conservation Service and the Department of Agriculture.
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.