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Management and Business

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

Master plan

The NHAL master plan was approved by the Natural Resources Board in 2005 and amended in 2017 to meet the public’s changing recreation needs.

Check the  NHAL State Forest ATV/UTV Planning website to follow ATV/UTV Route planning efforts and use the interactive map to see planned routes. The website will be updated as new routes and trails are planned and opened.

Master plan amendments

During the second phase of public involvement for the NHAL and Willow Flowage master plan amendments, a public comment period was held from July 11 through Aug. 9, 2013. Department of Natural Resources staff reviewed and considered the public’s input to make recommendations to the Natural Resources Board for their consideration and approval.  

A summary and response to public comments is included in the final proposed NHAL and Willow Flowage amendments. Public input was collected during two public meetings and as online/paper comment forms, letters and email, and stored in an electronic database.

Public involvement opportunities

The public is always welcome to contact us as we accept input on issues at any time.

Annual Property Implementation Plans

Implementation plans are posted every year in March and contain:

  • major planned and scheduled forest and habitat management treatments;
  • recreation and infrastructure development projects; and
  • other property management actions.

Minor adjustments to the initial Implementation Plan for Motorized Access for Fall Hunting are included in the 2019 Annual Property Implementation Plan.

Planning documents

Public involvement

Public involvement in state forest management, operations and monitoring is part of sustainable forestry. We seek public involvement because we believe people, communities, organizations and businesses realize the potential public benefits of state forests and are willing to work to further the goals of sustainable forestry.

Timber sale program

The state forests are managed sustainably for multiple uses. Active timber management is a part of that overall effort on many parts of each forest. Timber sales are advertised for sale typically from one to three times annually, depending on the size of the forest.

Bough Harvesting maps