Forest Management Plan Review

Forest Management Plans are typically submitted by licensed foresters on behalf of their clients. MNAP reviews Forest Management Plans to determine if rare, threatened, or endangered species or sensitive habitats are present. Management recommendations are made where appropriate.

You can request a Forest Management Plan review by sending a map showing the property location via email (maine.nap@maine.gov), regular mail (93 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0093), or FAX (207-287-8040).

The Maine Data Checker is currently not functioning due to technical difficulties. The following announcement went out to forester list-serves and to foresters we have corresponded with in the past few years:

We hope that the Maine Data Checker has been a useful tool in developing your forest management plans. Technology evolves rapidly, including the settings on your web browser and on your computers, and many of you have experienced issues using the Data Checker. It seems there have been recent updates to Internet Explorer and Firefox that have caused more users to have problems using the Data Checker (Data Checker has never worked in Chrome or Safari). Unfortunately the coding behind the Data Checker is old, and we are unable to update it to make it usable in current web browsers. In addition to changing frequently, technology is expensive.

We are exploring options for a new tool that will perform the same function, which is to answer the single question: Is there a natural resource feature present or near your lot? This tool needs to produce a map for the user, maintain user confidentiality to other users, allow us to know who is using the tool, and keep the data hidden. We will keep you posted, but it is likely to be a while before such a tool is available.

In the meantime, please submit requests for review for your lot to maine.nap@maine.gov. The Maine Natural Areas Program works with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to provide you with the most up-to-date information for any natural resource features that may be on or near your lot, and to provide management recommendations should any be present. You will receive a letter, checklist, and map with the response. Requests should include a map of the property, and these can be sent in an email (maine.nap@maine.gov), via FAX (287-8040), or via regular mail (MNAP, 93 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333). If you would like the landowner name on the response, please include that with your request.

Thank you for your patience.

See also Forestry Technical Assistance.

Contact us if you have questions.