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What is a Forest Management Plan?
Your trees and land will serve your needs and interests best if it is managed according to a clear plan. A forest or natural resource management plan is a specific statement of the objectives you have for your land, followed by a series of activities that will take place in order to meet those objectives. In essence, your plan is a "road map" to guide you from where you are to where you want to be.
A management plan does not have to be a complicated document. It may vary from a simple description for timber management of one or more plantations to a very detailed multiple resource plan for participation in programs such as Forest Stewardship and/or Tree Farm. No matter what the purpose or program, it is important that your plan include the following information:
Property location and history
OFS Foresters will examine forest land and potential forest land at your request. A written plan, which includes maps of the property, will be prepared for you giving sound scientific forest management recommendations that best meet your needs and objectives.