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Partner Coordination Information

2020 Statewide Forest Action Plan Update (FAP), to be completed in June 2020, will create a 10-year strategic plan for all of Indiana’s forests (approximately 5 million acres) that enables the leveraging of partner resources toward landscape-scale forest conservation and desired future conditions, among other goals.

Tentative Timeline: 

  • April-June 2019: Solicit input from partners
  • July-September 2019: Compile draft
  • October-December 2019: Draft release for review and comment by stakeholders
  • January-March 2020: Incorporate feedback and comment into final draft
  • April-June 2020: Final draft release

Forest Action Plan Requirements Checklist
Letter to Partners from Indiana State Forester Seifert (April 2019)
Indiana Forest Legacy Assessment of Need - Revised

Publication list for incorporation in FAP: 

  • Indiana Wildlife Action Plan (DNR)
  • Indiana Hardwood Strategy (ISDA, 2019)
  • Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (DNR)
  • Future forests of the northern United States (USFS)
  • National Woodland Owner Survey (USFS)
  • Indiana’s Future Forests: A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (Purdue University)
  • Forests of Indiana, 2017 (USFS)
  • Indiana DNR Classified Forests Report of Continuous Forest Inventory (DNR)
  • Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment publications (HEE)

Please check back at this webpage for continued updates and opportunities for involvement. Members of the Indiana Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee, existing and new partners are welcome to submit input and comment at any time via email to FAP@dnr.IN.gov with the subject line: “Forest Action Plan.” 

Last updated June 24, 2019