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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 agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Oklahoma Forestry Services.

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.

Oklahoma Forestry Publications

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