Performance Measure 5.3 Guidance for Forest Management Plans

A healthy forest is one that is able to sustain the unique species composition and processes that exist within it. Forest health protection usually entails active management of insects, diseases, invasive plants and wildfire.

The forest management plan should describe:

  • Any forest health issues on the property (storm damage, diseases, pests, wildfire, invasive plants) and where the issues are found.
  • Whether this a new, recurring or ongoing health problem.
  • The pervasiveness of the problem.
  • The steps that the landowner will take to monitor, control or eradicate the forest health issues.