Some of the changes
in the revised plan:
assistance to other DNR Divisions with forest management and forest health
* “A continued
commitment” to providing a balance in forest age structure, especially young
emphasis on wildlife habitat management of state forests.
emphasis on land acquisition, including acquiring additional state forest
emphasis on development and management of recreational areas.
* Designation and
management of two new high conservation value forests, one at Clark State
Forest and another at Ferdinand State Forest.
additional primitive cross-country/backpack trail hiking opportunities in
six to seven state forests.
emphasis on the control of exotic invasive species.
initiative to improve trails.
opening State Forest caves based on the needs of threatened and endangered
* Improvement of
hunter access to areas in need of better deer population management.
As part of DNR
Forestry’s planning process, comments were received on proposed state forest
recreation fees and private lands management fees. The Division will
continue to accept comments and recommendations on the proposed fees through
November. Comments can be submitted through the questions/comments link at