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2020 Forest Action Plan

The 2020 Alaska Forest Action Plan is currently pending USDA Forest Service approval. The 2020 plan updates the 2010 and 2016 plans. It outlines the current status of forest resources in Alaska and the threats facing forest resources, and provides a roadmap to address those threats. The Forest Action Plan’s primary use is for implementing the Division of Forestry’s cooperative fire and cooperative forestry programs, such as Volunteer Fire Assistance, Prevention, Wildland Urban Interface grants, Community Forestry, Forest Health, and Forest Stewardship. The 2020 Plan was developed with input from program partners.

2020 Forest Action Plan (Pending Approval by the USDA Forest Service):

2020 Alaska Forest Action Plan (Pending Approval)

2020 Alaska Forest Action Plan Executive Summary

What is the Forest Action Plan?

  • A high-level statewide view of forest conditions and trends across all landownerships.
  • A statewide strategy that can be used to voluntarily address forest issues across land ownerships.
  • A way for the Alaska Division of Forestry, in cooperation with stakeholders, to prioritize where and how to apply strategies that will make the most of the funding available to address forest issues across all lands.
  • A requirement of the 2008 Farm Bill for continued funding from the USDA Forest Service to the State of Alaska for its cooperative fire and cooperative forestry programs.
  • Read more about Forest Action Plans from the National Association of State Foresters
  • The Forest Action Plan is not a land management plan for state-owned lands or any other lands.

The Forest Action Plan is a way to achieve national conservation priorities to:

  • Conserve working forest landscapes.
  • Protect forests from harm.
  • Enhance public benefits from trees and forests.

Contact: Ashley List, Forest Planner and Cooperative Forestry Programs Manager. (907) 269-8481