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2020 Forest Action Plan

The Forest Action Plan is a 10-year strategic plan for Wisconsin’s forestry community. The purpose of the Forest Action Plan is to provide long‐term, comprehensive, coordinated strategies to help the forestry community refine how it collectively invests state, federal and leveraged partner resources to address major management and landscape priorities.

The plan is comprised of two parts: the Statewide Forest Assessment, a data-rich description of the forests and analysis of trends; and the Statewide Forest Strategy, a set of practical, long-term strategies for investing resources where they can be most effective. Each state must submit a Forest Action Plan approved by the chief state forester every 10 years to qualify for federal funding under the Farm Bill. Wisconsin’s next plan is due June 2020.

Invite to review draft Forest Action Plan extended through April 6

At this time, we are requesting input on the draft 2020 WI Forest Action Plan. You can find the draft here [PDF].

Please provide feedback to Amanda Koch (AmandaA.Koch@wisconsin.gov) by April 6.

Over the past year we have worked together to draft Wisconsin’s 2020 Forest Action Plan – thank you for your interest and for your engagement. The purpose of the Forest Action Plan is to provide long‐term, comprehensive, coordinated strategies to help the forestry community refine how it collectively invests state, federal and leveraged partner resources to address major management and landscape priorities. The Forest Action Plan should be useful for all interested parties, so we value your input and assistance with this effort. Thank you for your contributions to date!

We are now sharing the entire draft plan for final review. The Forest Action Plan has multiple parts. You had an opportunity to review the assessment portions last fall. We have incorporated the feedback received through those review periods and worked with operational partner groups [PDF] to develop draft strategies. The final Wisconsin Forest Action Plan is due to the U.S. Forest Service in June 2020.

Thank you for your commitment to sustainable forestry in Wisconsin, and for your contributions to Wisconsin’s 2020 Forest Action Plan.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda Koch (AmandaA.Koch@wisconsin.gov).

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Contact information
For information on the Forest Action Plan, contact:
Amanda Koch
Division of Forestry planner
608-576-8146
Last revised: Friday March 20 2020