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Maine's Statewide Forest Assessment and Strategy
Maine submitted its State Forest Assessment and Strategies to the USDA Forest Service on June 16, 2010.
The 2008 Farm Bill requires states to complete state forest assessments and resource strategies as a condition of receiving federal funds to support state forestry programs. The planning process has three components:
Maine will integrate the Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy ("Assessment") process into its existing forest resource planning framework. The intent of Maine's Assessment is to identify key forest-related issues and priorities to support development of a long-term Resource Strategy specific to Maine's forest needs.
The Assessment process will identify landscape areas where national, regional, and state resource issues and priorities converge. It will incorporate the best data available, work with stakeholders, and adequately consider other state assessments, plans, and priorities as relevant. It is hoped that the Assessment will provide valuable feedback in communicating forest-related issues, threats, and opportunities in the state.
The Assessment will address the three national themes identified by the USDA Forest Service:
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