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State Forest Resource Management Plan

The State Forest Resource Management Plan (PDF) is the primary instrument that DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry uses to plan, coordinate, and communicate its management of the state forest system.

By relating the broad policies of the bureau’s strategic plan to focused goals and objectives and specific operational guidelines, the State Forest Resource Management Plan lays the groundwork for ensuring the overarching goal of state forest management -- sustainability -- is achieved.

DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry developed its first written statewide forest management plan for Pennsylvania’s state forests in 1955. This plan was subsequently revised in 1970, 1985, 2003, and 2007.

The 2016 State Forest Resource Management Plan revision ;continues the agency’s ongoing adaptation to changing ecological, social, and economic conditions.

Public involvement is a critical component of the Bureau of Forestry’s planning process. The bureau received comments from nearly 4,800 people during the four-month public comment period on the draft plan.

This critical input is reflected in the final 2016 plan, and a comment response document has been prepared to address the most common concerns and ideas received from the public.

District State Forest Resource Management Plan Public Meeting Schedule

May 31, 2018 -- Sproul State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M., Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, Main Ballroom, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 10 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven, PA. 17745. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Sproul State Forest page.

June 13, 2018 -- Elk State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Elk State Forest Resource Management Center, 258 Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA. 15834. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Elk State Forest page.

June 16, 2018 -- Susquehannock State Forest District: 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., PA Lumber Museum, 5660 US Route 6 West, Ulysses, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Susquehannock State Forest page.

July 17, 2018 -- Tioga State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Tokishi Training Center, 124 NYPUM Drive, Wellsboro, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Tioga State Forest page.

August 2, 2018 -- Michaux State Forest District:ugust 2, 2018 -- Michaux State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Mont Alto Fire Company, 517 S. Main St., Mont Alto, PA, 17237. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Michaux State Forest page.

August 15, 2018 -- Gallitzin State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Holiday Inn Express, 1440 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Gallitzin State Forest page.

August 22, 2018 -- Forbes State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Loyalhanna Watershed Association Conference Room, 6 Old Lincoln Highway West, Ligonier, PA 15658. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Forbes State Forest page.

August 29, 2018 -- Tuscarora State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Rd., Elliottsburg, PA 17024.  Additional information about the meeting can be found on the Tuscarora State Forest page.

September 12, 2018 -- Tiadaghton State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Wheeland Center, 1201 Locust St,  Jersey Shore, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Tiadaghton State Forest page.

September 26, 2018 -- William Penn Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. French Creek State Park Conference Room, 843 Park Rd., Elverson, PA 19520.  Additional information about the meeting can be found at the William Penn State Forest page.

September 26, 2018 -- Moshannon State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Moshannon State Forest District Office, 3372 State Park Road, Penfield, PA 15849.  Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Moshannon State Forest page.

October 16, 2018 -- Cornplanter State Forest District: Session 1: 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Session 2: 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M., Drake Well Museum and Park Historic Site (Multipurpose Room), 202 Museum Lane, Titusville, PA 16354. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Cornplanter State Forest page.

October 17, 2018 -- Buchanan State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., RMC, 25185 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Buchanan State Forest page.

October 19, 2018 -- Delaware State Forest District: 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., Delaware State Forest District Office, 2174A Route 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Delaware State Forest page.

October 30, 2018 -- Clear Creek State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., 158 South Second Avenue, Clarion, PA 16214.

November 1, 2018 -- Loyalsock State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., RMC, 6735 Route 220, Dushore, PA. Additional information about the meeting can be found at the Loyalsock State Forest page.

November 8, 2018 -- Rothrock State Forest District: 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Shaver’s Creek VFD Community Building (8707 Firemans Park Ln, Petersburg, PA 16669) in Neffs Mills.

November 8, 2018 -- Weiser State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Weiser RMC, 16 Weiser Lane, Aristes, PA 17920. Additional information can be found at the Weiser State Forest page.

November 13, 2018 -- Pinchot State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Resource Management Center, 1841 Abington Rd., North Abington Township, PA 18414.

December 12, 2018 -- Bald Eagle State Forest District: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Bald Eagle State Forest District Office (Conference Room), 18865 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, PA 17845.