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 Communications Coordinator Hannah Wagner.


Static Graphics

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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

The following stories (categorized by state and relevant 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 contact Communications Coordinator Hannah Wagner.

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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