Statewide forest planning efforts are actively underway in 48 states. Major administrative issues have focused on the rationale for and commitment to planning, the nature of the planning process to be followed and the resources required to implement it, the agency responsible for planning, the extent of public involvement and information management, and means of implementing and monitoring completed plans. Two-thirds of states expend 16,000-45,000 per year on planning and have at least one full-time planner. Public participation in plan development has not been widespread. Internal agency commitment is the most common means of assuring plans' implementation. Federal assistance to states has been important to the establishment of support and direction for state planning efforts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Resource Management and Optimization|
|State||Published - 1983|