The nine districts that manage state forestlands produce annual operations plans each year. The plans are based on each district’s 10-year implementation plan and the overarching, long-range forest management plans for policy and guidance.
Annual operation plans identify and describe specific projects relative to the economic, environmental and social aspects of managing state lands, such as timber sales, road maintenance, stream enhancement and trail building.
A 45-day public comment period is held each year for the annual operations plans and runs, generally, in April and May for the Fiscal Year scheduled to begin on July 1. The public involvement process provides an opportunity for Department of Forestry districts to share their annual plans with the public.
The approved annual operations plans are available by clicking on the year:
FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 FY2010 FY2009
Annual operations plans occasionally need to be modified after approval, due to new information, changes in budget levels, or unforeseen circumstances.
Modifications that significantly change the character of the operation are considered major modifications. These major modifications are reviewed by appropriate resource specialists, and approved by the district forester.
Input from resource specialists, agency administrators, as well as the public comments received during the official public comment period, are considered by the district forester before approving major modifications to annual operations plans.
Substituting an alternate timber sale already included in an approved annual operations plan is not considered a major modification.
Approved major modifications are listed with the district's approved annual operations plans.