CONCORD — The N.H. Division of Forests and Lands has begun work on the Forest Action Plan 2020 and is seeking input at both public listening sessions and through a brief online survey.
New Hampshire’s Forest Action Plan 2020 will include an assessment of the 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 10 years.
Individuals working in the natural resource industry are invited to share their input at the following listening sessions:
Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m., DNCR North Region Headquarters, 629B Main St., Lancaster
Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m., DNCR Headquarters, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord
Two listening sessions are also scheduled to gather input from the general public:
Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., DNCR North Region Headquarters, 629B Main St., Lancaster
Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., DNCR Headquarters, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord
A short online survey gathering information about concerns, challenges and desired outcomes is available from the Division of Forests and Lands website, nh.gov/nhdfl.
A draft of the Forest Action Plan will incorporate input from listening sessions, the online survey and other outreach methods. The draft is scheduled to be available for public comment in Feb. 2020 and will be available on the division’s website, nh.gov/nhdfl.
Part of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Division of Forests and Lands protects and promotes the value provided by trees, forests and natural communities. For more information about the Division of Forests and Lands, visit nh.gov/nhdfl or call (603) 271-2214.