Maine Forest Service seeks input for Maine's 2020 Forest Action Plan
December 10, 2019
The Maine Forest Service has begun work on Maine's 2020 Forest Action Plan and is seeking input through a brief online survey.
Maines 2020 Forest Action Plan will include an assessment of current forest conditions and trends as well as identify threats and concerns. It will also establish priorities and provide strategies for addressing both issues and ways to invest state, federal and other partner resources in ways that successfully address identified management and landscape priorities.
Forest Action Plans influence policy, management, and resource allocation decisions for ten years. They are required by the 2008 Farm Bill. Maines current (2010) Forest Action Plan can be viewed at https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/publications/reports/maineassessmentandstrategyfinal.pdf
A short online survey gathering information about concerns, challenges and desired outcomes is available from the Maine Forest Service here. The survey will be open until Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
"We encourage residents across Maine to participate in the 2020 Forest Action Plan Survey and share their insights about Maines forests," said Maine Forest Service Director Patty Cormier. Whether you own woodland, simply appreciate the forested landscape, or engage in recreational activities on forest land, we want to hear from you. Feedback from this survey will help guide forest management priorities over the next decade. Conserving and protecting Maines forests is our core mission and supports quality of life in the Pine Tree State.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Established in 1891, the Maine Forest Services mission is to protect and enhance our state's forest resources through forest fire prevention; technical assistance; education and outreach to a wide variety of audiences; and enforcement of the states forest protection laws. Maine Forest Service offices are found throughout the state and provide Maine's citizens with a wide range of forest-related services.
For more information about the Maine Forest Service and its programs, visit our website at http://www.maineforestservice.gov.