Healthy forests don’t happen by chance.

The 176 million acres of forest in the Northeast and Midwest provide clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, jobs, forest products, and carbon storage.

Every ten years, each state, and the District of Columbia, create a State Forest Action Plan. Individually, the plans provide a state-level snapshot of current forest conditions and outline priorities and strategies.

When looked at as a whole, the 21 state forest action plans of the region create a road map of priorities, where common themes across the plans are identified, helping to guide work and focus resources for the next ten years.

Visit the USDA Forest Service website to view the summary report, access state reports, and explore other useful tools.

Word art created using goal, priority, and/or issue statements that serve as the framework for each of the 21 State Forest Action Plans for the Northeast and Midwest.