Key Messages

  • The benefits we enjoy from our forests don’t happen by chance. It takes collaboration, forward thinking, and the best science available. Forest Action Plans are the way we do it.
  • In every state and U.S. territory, Forest Action Plans guide the work of forestry professionals and directly support the health, productivity, and resilience of America’s forests and trees.
  • After years of collecting public comments, hosting peer listening sessions, reviewing online survey submissions, and pouring over thousands of maps, data sets, and reports, all 59 Forest Action Plans have undergone a comprehensive revision.
  • Diverse cultures and forest ecosystems make for different forest management strategies. Forest Action Plans take these differences into account.
  • Forest Actions Plans aren’t one-size-fits-all: they reflect the realities of forest conditions and trends in your area and detail collaborative, practical plans for conserving, protecting, and enhancing our forests.

Looking for more key messages? Go to  stateforesters.org/forest-action-plans/why-the-plans-matter.

Social Media Assets

The following materials can be used to help share key messages about Forest Action Plans on social media. Please consider pairing the following video and static graphic assets with NASF-recommended post copy linked here and provided below.

Video Assets [with Voiceover or (text)]

To request original video files, please contact nasf@stateforesters.org.


Static Graphics

To save an image, click it, then once it opens in a new tab, right click the image and choose “save as.”

Text "This is Forest Management" over a picture of a forest stream

Text "Forests belong to all of us" over a picture of a forestland owner and professional forester talking in a forest clearing

Text "Our forests are under threat" over a picture of forest burning in a wildfire

Text "The power of Forest Action Plans" over a picture of a professional forester


Sample Posts [+ Best Practices]

Thank you for sharing the importance of Forest Action Plans! Please consider pairing NASF video and static graphic assets with these social copy recommendations.


Press Releases

STATE FORESTERS UNVEIL VIDEO SERIES ON VALUE OF FOREST ACTION PLANS [2/3/2021]

Looking for additional releases to reference? Visit NASF’s Newsroom and Blog for more news about Forest Action Plans.

State Success Stories

In the Northeast-Midwest:

Following the release of the 2020 state Forest Action Plans, the USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region and Northern Research Station worked with state forestry agencies (including the District of Columbia) and the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance to complete a comprehensive regional summary of all 21 Northeastern and Midwestern state Forest Action Plans. Along with the report, the collaborative team also published a Landscape Scale Conservation Interactive Web Map, which allows users to explore the region’s forests and learn about the region’s top forest management priorities.

In the West:

Coming soon!

In the South:

Coming soon!

By State and Private Forestry Program:

The following stories (categorized by state and relevant USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry program) help illustrate the power in relying on Forest Action Plans to guide forestry and wildland fire operations. If you would like to update a story below or submit a success story for this list, please email nasf@stateforesters.org.

Forest Legacy Successes

Urban and Community Forestry SUCCESSES

Forest Stewardship SUCCESSES

COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM SUCCESSES

State Fire Assistance SUCCESSES

Forest Health SUCCESSES


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