Draft 2015 State Forest Resource Management Plan

The State Forest Resource Management Plan (SFRMP) is the primary instrument that the Bureau uses to plan, coordinate, and communicate its management of the state forest system. By relating the broad policies of the bureau’s strategic plan to focused goals and objectives and specific operational guidelines, the SFRMP lays the groundwork for ensuring the overarching goal of state forest management—sustainability—is achieved. The Bureau of Forestry developed its first written statewide forest management plan for Pennsylvania’s State Forests in 1955. This plan was subsequently revised in 1970, 1985, 2003 and 2007.  The 2015 SFRMP revision process continues the agency's ongoing adaptation to changing ecological, social and economic conditions.

Public involvement is a critical component of the Bureau of Forestry’s planning process. Initial planning for the 2015 SFRMP revision was kicked off with a public opinion survey that received over 3,200 responses. The bureau has developed numerous avenues for the public to provide input on the draft 2015 SFRMP. Please see the links below for more information about the document and your opportunity to contribute.


Summary Presentation on the Plan

Watch the introductory presentation of the draft SFRMP given at public meetings across the state. 


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State Forester's Letter and Video

The State Forester has prepared a letter and a video introducing the SFRMP. 


Email for Public Input 

You can email comments on the SFRMP to this address - StateForestPlan2015@pa.gov 



News Release 

This is the bureau's news release regarding the 2015 SFRMP 


Survey for Public Input 

Let us know what you think of the draft SFRMP.


Autumn leaves are reflected in a lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania.

Significant Changes Summary 

The Significant Changes Summary document summarizes the changes in the 2015 draft SFRMP relative to the 2003 and 2007 versions.


Written Comments

You can mail comments on the SFRMP to
Bureau of Forestry
Planning Section
P.O. Box 8552
Harrisburg PA 17105-8552