State Forest Action Plans

Every ten years, each state and the District of Columbia create plans that provide a snapshot of current forest conditions and outline priorities and strategies.

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Charles River Esplanade. Courtesy photo by Matt Heraifman, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.


2021 Eastern Region Honor Award Recipients

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The Honor Awards recognize people, partnerships and projects that exemplify the USDA Forest Service’s motto, “Caring for the Land and Serving People.” A lot of amazing work happened last year. Watch the videos below to learn more about the Eastern Region award recipients and their work to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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Forecasting air quality during prescribed fire

Prescribed burn Long Ridge Southeast Project Wayne National Forest

It’s already been a successful year for prescribed burns in the USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region, where staff maximize the ecological benefits of fire for healthy forests while minimizing the impacts to air quality in nearby communities.

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