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  • Forest Action Plan 

    The 2008 Farm Bill required each state to assess the forest conditions and trends within their boundaries, delineate priority forest landscapes, and identify the issues, threats, and opportunities facing these landscapes. Five primary issues were identified based on input from interested stakeholders from across the state:

    • Urban Forest Sustainability
    • Central Texas Woodlands Conservation
    • Sustainability of Forest Resources in East Texas
    • Water Resources
    • Wildfire and Public Safety

    From this state assessment, a forest resource strategy was developed to address these issues. Together, these documents make up the Texas Forest Action Plan, and were developed based on three national themes: conserve working forests, protect forests from harm, and enhance public benefits from trees and forests.  An interactive web application (Forest Action Plan) can be accessed from TexasForest Info that allows users to view the priority areas. 

    Please access Forest Action Plan documents at the following links:

    Forest Action Plan Assessment   
    Forest Action Plan Strategy

     

    Public Input and Comments Requested
    Texas A&M Forest Service is currently updating the Texas Forest Action Plan and is requesting comments to consider during its development.  Please share your thoughts at the following link.

    Comments for Update of Forest Action Plan