The action plan includes tasks and activities to assess forest chief performance at provincial levels. Indicators such as forest coverage, forest stock volumes, grassland-integrated vegetation coverage, wetland protection rates, as well as ecological protection and restoration, forest safeguarding policies, supervision of law enforcement systems and basic infrastructure construction will be monitored.
The National Forestry and Grassland Administration will also develop more targeted indicators and tasks for specific areas, depending on available resources and local conditions. Assessments will be on an annual basis.
Other provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities are also stepping up relevant work to establish the forest chief scheme at all levels by the end of 2021.