Statewide Forest Plan
Completed in 2004, Wisconsin's Statewide Forest Plan articulates a common vision for the state's forest resources and a framework for achieving that vision. It incorporates the full range of trends and issues affecting Wisconsin's forests and their ecological, economic and social implications. Most importantly, the plan is a call to all interested parties to address the challenges facing Wisconsin's forests both now and in the future.
The Wisconsin Council on Forestry is now leading the charge to carry out the plan and to this end has convened seven leadership teams. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry helps to coordinate the effort, which also involves other public and private sector partners, and many individual citizens.
An initiative known as the Forest Sustainability Framework is also underway to create criteria and indicators for monitoring the sustainability of Wisconsin's forests as the Statewide Forest Plan is carried out.