The development of a forest management plan is one of the most important steps in managing timberland. A forest can provide countless benefits including financial, recreational, aesthetical, and wildlife enhancement opportunities. Since every landowner is going to have different goals and objectives, every forest management plan is going to be different. Forest management plans are designed to help meet the specific goals and objectives of each respective landowner. It is our mission to do exactly that.
1. Take a complete forest inventory
A large portion of forest management plans are often geared towards the financial opportunities that timber can provide. To properly manage a forest for timber, an inventory of the parcel should be conducted. A forest inventory is completed to identify the different characteristics of each stand in the forest.
2. Analyze and document
The results of the inventory cruise will then be analyzed and documented. Now it is time to start making silvicultural or management prescriptions for each stand and develop a harvest schedule for the forest.
3. Develop a harvest schedule
Harvest schedules are usually developed for 10-15 years forward. Remember, all harvest recommendations and management prescriptions are made to satisfy the goals and objectives of the landowner.
4. Develop a forest management plan
Fitzpatrick & Weller is ready to help you get started with all of your forestry needs. Forest management plans and proper silviculture are a proven way to help you reach your financial goals and grow your timber for generations to come. We practice sustainable forest management on all of our lands, and we hope that we can do the same for you.