Forestry and Community Forestry
Arizona Forest Action Plan
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management worked closely with partner organizations and stakeholder groups to develop the 2010 Arizona Forest Resource and Assessment. The assessment and strategy document addresses national private forest conservation priorities; is a useful tool to a wide range of individuals, agencies and organizations; and provides the basis of future work in Arizona to address our forest resource issues.
Arizona Forest Resource Assessment - 2010
Arizona Forest Resource Strategy (Forest Action Plan) - 2010
A Status Report and Strategy Addendum was completed by the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and partners in November 2015. Input was compiled from dozens of agencies and stakeholder organizations that are contributing to these collaborative statewide efforts.
Arizona Forest Action Plan - 2020
Arizona Forest Action Plan - 2015 Report and Addendum
Arizona Forest Action Plan - 2015 Brief Report
Arizona Healthy Forest Initative
The purpose of DFFM's Healthy Forest Initiative (HFI) is to reduce the risk of wildfire, increase public safety, protect critical infrastructure, and improve forest health and watershed conditions in the Wildland Urban Interface and open spaces throughout Arizona. These spaces include State, Federal, Tribal, county, municipal, and private land. The initiative is implemented by DFFM foresters and fire managers, professional forestry contractors, inmate forestry crews, and external partners.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides assistance in rural and community-based forestry programs throughout Arizona.
Through partnerships, provides technical and financial assistance to communities to promote and build sustainable urban forests.
Helps forested land owners plan and prepare management plans for their property as well as other services.
Helps landowners protect their land from development by purchase of conservation easements.
Provides stakeholders information, education, technical assistance, and integrated management strategies to prevent insect and disease outbreaks, and achieve healthy forest and woodland stand conditions.
Helps communities and businesses establish and enhance their forest-based industries to provide rural employment, build viable local industries, and create economic vitality.