management plan process
- Work to figure out what your goals and objectives are for your forest.
- Conduct an inventory to see what you have to work with in your forest.
- Refine your goals and objectives to fit what the inventory shows.
- Decide what to do, actions to take in the forest to get you on your way to meeting your refined goals and objectives.
- Work up a project plan showing details if possible.
- Find the services you need to carry out the project.
- Check the results of the project to see if it matches the desired results.
- Make adjustments to your plan if required to attain your goals and objectives.
- Keep going.
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Basically this lets you know what you have to work with. Identifies species, sizes, and numbers of trees present. Intensity of inventory can vary depending on the purpose: from a very basic assessment, to an in depth analysis for a management plan, timber sale, or appraisal.
Identifying the trees to be harvested by marking with paint. Harvesting is part of active management, ideally described in a management plan. When practical it is always best to mark the trees that you intend to harvest and sell. Mark high on the tree for the harvester to see, and low on the stump for accountability.
A sequence of actions involved in selling standing trees. First trees to harvest need to be identified and measured. Timber sale announcements are sent to potential buyers listing the species and volume of wood for sale. Buyer is selected. Contract is signed. Harvest is monitored. Contract is satisfied and Timber Sale completed.