Steps in the SFRMP process

Step 1

Initiating the Planning Process

  • The DNR forms an interdisciplinary team for the subsection.
  • DNR staff assembles base assessment information.
  • The DNR creates a page for the subsection on the DNR website.
  • The DNR develops a mailing list of public/stakeholders.
  • Members of the public are informed that the planning process is beginning in the subsection, given an estimated schedule, and told how and when they can be involved.

Step 2

Assessment and Issue Identification

  • The subsection team adjusts and supplements the base resource assessment information for the subsection.
  • The team identifies the preliminary list of issues to be addressed in the plan.
  • The DNR distributes assessment information and a preliminary list of issues for public review and input.

Step 3a

Strategies, Desired Future Forest Composition, and
Stand-Selection Criteria

  • The DNR finalizes the list of issues to be addressed in the plan based on public input from Step 2.
  • The subsection team develops general direction in response to the final list of issues.
  • The team and work groups develop strategies and desired future forest composition (DFFC) goals consistent with the general direction in response to issues.
  • The team develops stand selection criteria to help identify DNR forest stands for treatment over the seven-year planning period to move toward the DFFC goals.

Step 3b

Draft List of Stands to Be Treated and Road Access Needs

  • The DNR staff identifies DNR forest stands to be considered for treatment over the 10-year planning period consistent with the draft strategic direction.
  • The DNR staff identifies new access needs associated with the list of stands proposed for treatment.
  • The draft strategic direction from Step 3a, the draft list of stands to be field visited/treated, and estimated new access needs are distributed for public review and comment.

Step 4

Final Plan

  • The subsection team finalizes DFFC goals, strategies, and stand selection criteria based on public input from Step 3.
  • The team summarizes and develops draft responses for public comments received on the draft strategic direction, list of stands, and estimated new access needs.
  • The subsection team revises strategic direction, list of stands, and new access needs as appropriate based on public input.
  • A summary of comments, responses, and plan revisions is presented to the DNR commissioner for approval.
  • The commissioner approves the final plan.