Pennsylvania Forest Action Plan
Pennsylvania's nearly 17 million acres of forest provide an array of values including:
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.
Strategies define the plan to address the issues identified in the State Assessment, including leveraging federal, state, and partner funds and resources.