*** NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION POLICY ***
Issued January 1, 1977
Experiments and experience during the last half century, changing conditions in wood utilization and use demands on State-owned wildlands have all precipitated changes in concepts and practices of land management. These factors include wildlife management practices, utilization through improved technology of timber products and reforestation techniques both natural and artificial.
Reforestation will be done in accordance with overall forest resource management plans. These plans are intended to eventually consider all major values of forest resources and best methods for achieving goals identified for a particular State forest. Tree planting may, in specific cases, be carried out to reforest seriously understocked areas. In other specific cases, it may be carried out as part of type conversion to species better adapted to specific sites than those now located there. Tree planting will be done only when artificial regeneration has been determined to be the most cost effective method for bringing about best land use for the area involved.
Procedure is contained in Forestry Division manual - Section 1.