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Strategic Plan

Chief's Message

The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is now available. A plan that embodies our commitment to SUSTAIN our nation’s forests and grasslands, DELIVER benefits to the public, APPLY knowledge globally, and EXCEL as a high-performing agency. These are the principles by which we will act and operate as we continue to guide this organization for today’s and future generations.

Four Outcome-Oriented Goals

Our strategic plan embodies our focus on the future, providing the American people with a vision of our direction for the next 5 years. Our plan contains four outcome-oriented goals for the Forest Service.

  1. Sustain Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands.
  2. Deliver Benefits to the Public.
  3. Apply Knowledge Globally.
  4. Excel as a High-Performing Agency.

Although the plan covers only 5 years, we will strive to achieve these goals far beyond the planning period.

Each goal has several objectives. We expect to make progress toward reaching them during the next 5 years, and we will evaluate and report our performance each year.






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