The 2008 Farm Bill required each state to assess the forest conditions and trends within their boundaries, delineate priority forest landscapes, and identify the issues, threats, and opportunities facing these landscapes. Five primary issues were identified based on input from interested stakeholders from across the state 1) Urban Forest Sustainability 2) Central Texas Woodlands Conservation 3) Sustainability of Forest Resources in East Texas 4) Water Resources 5) Wildfire and Public Safety.