A black and white owl on a tree branch in a forest

July 23, 2018


Keeping forests a vital part of Wisconsin life Wisconsin’s Forest Action Plan is a statement of intent by those most involved in the protection and sustainable management of Wisconsin’s forests regarding how to address opportunities for growth and challenges that have the potential to significantly impact Wisconsin’s forests over the next decade. It establishes goals [read more]

A group of hikers on a trail in West Virginia

July 23, 2018

West Virginia

TAKING CARE OF FOREST CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW West Virginia ranks as the third most forested state in the nation, and second in standing hardwood volume. From the western Ohio River Valley counties, the southern coal fields, and the eastern mountains, the state contains a diverse geography and diverse range of forest [read more]

A tree-lined hill with white wildflowers

July 23, 2018


Conserving, managing, and protecting forests in the Evergreen State From the Pacific Ocean, across the crest of the Cascade Mountains and into the dry interior, over half of Washington's total land area is forested. Washington's Forest Action Plan highlights six major issues confronting our diverse forests: working forestlands and conversion; water quality, quantity and Puget [read more]

Wide view of the Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia

July 23, 2018


Virginia's Forest Action Plan Virginia is a forested state with just over 16 million acres of forestland, the majority privately owned. Over two-thirds of that forestland is classified as hardwood or hardwood pine. Virginia’s 2020 Forest Action Plan identifies the trends, conditions, and threats relevant to this important natural resource. The critical threats were identified [read more]

Aerial view of fall foliage in Bennington, Vermont

July 23, 2018


Proactive, Comprehensive, and Balanced Vermont is the Green Mountain State and is defined by its forests. This forested ecosystem forms the basis for biological diversity, natural communities, wildlife habitats, scenic landscapes, working landscapes, a diverse array of forest products, and recreational opportunities. Livable communities and our quality of life depend on healthy, sustainable forests. Recognizing [read more]

A mountain in Utah from a distance framed by trees

July 23, 2018


Engaging partners to address forest priorities across Utah The Utah Forest Action Plan 2020 takes a fresh look at all forests across the state, identifies threats and recommends strategies for Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (FFSL) to work with federal, state and local partners to protect and improve the health of our [read more]

A stand of tall trees in the Fairchild State Forest

July 23, 2018


Tackling the challenges facing the forests of Texas The size and diversity of Texas brings numerous challenges in managing the forest resources of the state. The rapidly increasing population is placing an unprecedented demand on Texas forests. Significant threats to forests—such as insects and disease, catastrophic fire, devastating weather events, and loss of critical forested [read more]

Green and brown trees on a slope

July 23, 2018


Seizing opportunities and minimizing threats to Tennessee's forest resources Tennessee's forest resource assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest-related conditions, trends, threats, and opportunities within the state. It uses a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial data while also addressing national priorities of conserving, protecting and enhancing the forest resource. The assessment was done [read more]

Pine trees along rocky slopes in Custer State Park

July 23, 2018

South Dakota

Managing South Dakota's Forests for the Future South Dakota's forest action plan provides a comprehensive summary of the five forest types that occur in the state and establishes priority landscapes for targeting management resources. The conifer forests in the West, the upland hardwoods in the East, bottomland hardwoods along streams and rivers, agro-forest windbreaks on [read more]

A wide view of forested mountains in South Carolina

July 23, 2018

South Carolina

Embracing the challenges facing South Carolina's forests Forestry in South Carolina is a vital component of the state's economic well-being, contributing more than $21 billion to the economy and providing nearly 100,000 jobs. At the same time, the forests of South Carolina face many challenges, ranging from biological threats such as insect and disease attacks [read more]

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