A stand of tall trees in the Fairchild State Forest


Forest Action Plan

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 landscapes to development, coupled with the increasingly global nature of the forest products industry, point to the need for more progressive strategies for conserving forests resources. The Texas Forest Action Plan is a comprehensive analysis and strategic framework for addressing these issues and challenges.

Best Management Practices

Texas’ best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board.

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.

Texas Forestry Publications

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