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Forest Action Plan

Meeting the Challenges Facing the Forests of Texas

The size and diversity of Texas brings many challenges in managing the forest and tree 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, and loss of critical forested landscapes to development, coupled with pressure placed on local economies by the increasingly global nature of the forest products industry, point to the need for more progressive strategies for conserving forests resources. This Assessment and Strategy is a comprehensive analysis and strategic plan 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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