This page describes the state’s general section forest resource management planning (SFRMP) process. For information on where a plan for a particular forested section of the state may be in this process, see the Planning Section.
Initiating the planning process
- The planner responsible for the SFRMP assembles base assessment information for the Section.
- The DNR forms an interdisciplinary team to develop the SFRMP.
- The DNR updates the webpage for the SFRMP on the DNR website.
- The DNR develops a contact list of public/stakeholders.
- Members of the public are informed that the planning process is beginning in the Section, given an estimated schedule, and told how and when they can be involved.
Assessment and issue identification
- The planning team adjusts and supplements the base resource assessment information for the planning area and reviews the list of issues to be addressed in the plan.
- The planning team develops general direction statements, strategies, and desired forest composition (DFC) goals in response to the identified issues.
- Management opportunity areas are incorporated into the plan after being reviewed and developed by local interdisciplinary teams and adopted by DNR leadership.
- The draft plan is distributed for public review and comment.
- The planner summarizes and develops draft responses for public comments received on the draft plan.
- The plan is revised, 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.
How to get involved
The DNR invites public comment on Section Forest Resource Management Plans (SFRMPs) as they are developed. For information on where a plan for a particular forested ecological section of the state may be in this process, see the Planning Sections page. Sign up below to receive updates on Forest Resource Management Planning, including opportunities to provide input.
Please email questions, comments, and input to [email protected].