Forestry Stewardship Plans
Today, forests are used for more than just timber production. To many landowners, aesthetics and improving wildlife habitat are just as important as timber production. Forest Stewardship plans allows for these multiple uses of the forests.
Forest stewardship plans are an integral part of the overall management of the property. The stewardship plans are like an owner's manual for your woods. They inform you of what needs to be done and when to do it to help you achieve your stated management objectives. These plans are tailored to meet your specific land management objectives, such as:
- Improve wildlife habitat
- Increase aesthetic values
- Natural resource conservation
- Increase timber volume and value
- Protect soil and water quality
- Forest establishment
- Re-establish native communities such as prairies and oak savannas
- Detailed forest inventory
- Regeneration survey of the woods
- Invasive/non-native species inventory
- Comprehensive stewardship plan--The plan incorporates your management objectives and sound forest management principles into an easy to read "owner's manual" of your property, which will benefit both you and your resource.