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Pennsylvania Forest Action Plan

Pennsylvania's nearly 17 million acres of forest provide an array of values including:

  • Clean air and water
  • Recreation opportunities
  • Wood products 
  • Habitat for thousands of plants and animals

Taking stock of the forest is necessary for ensuring its sustainability for future generations.

The Pennsylvania Forest Action Plan -- completed at a requirement for the Farm Bill -- takes an in-depth look at the state's forest resources.

The plan is separated into two parts: the current assessment of the forest and the strategies to implement the plan. These documents:

  • Describe current forest conditions and trends
  • Identify priority issuesdentify priority issues
  • Delineate important landscapes
  • Propose long-term strategies for achieving sustainability

State Assessment Section

The State Assessment is a statewide analysis of Pennsylvania forest resource conditions and trends, including priority issues and landscapes.

Strategy Section

Strategies define the plan to address the issues identified in the State Assessment, including leveraging federal, state, and partner funds and resources.