Whatever your goals and vision for your land, planning ahead will help you to achieve them. A Forest Stewardship Plan is one way to do that. A Forest Stewardship Plan is a specific kind of woodland management plan offered through the Minnesota DNR. A Forest Stewardship Plan is always prepared by a natural resource professional from your local area.
Unlike some management plans, a Forest Stewardship Plan provides a comprehensive overview of your land, including an aerial photo, a map of the forest cover types and plant communities, and written information about each of the cover types and plant communities found on your land.
Your Stewardship Plan will also include specific recommendations to help you achieve your stated goals. Although these recommendations are in no way binding, most landowners find them a useful guide to assist in their forest management activities.
To learn more or sign up for a Forest Stewardship Plan, contact your nearest MN DNR – Forestry Area Office.