Upcoming Workshops Passing your woodland or cabin to the next generation: Intergenerational Land Transfer Family Workshop You have a vision for your woodland or cabin properties. It may be as simple as keeping the woodland or cabin in the family or as complex as maintaining a working woodland for future generations. After working with more than 200 families we have […]
The Options for Managing Your Woodland Series is now over. These field days and webinars were aimed at family forest owners. Complete recordings of all of the webinar content are below. Field Days A field day is a perfect opportunity to explore options for your woodland and learn how a management plan may make you eligible for reduced property taxes […]
Well designed recreational trails can allow you and your family to enjoy the best of what your woodland has to offer. Extension has a new 29-page publication aimed at families with small properties who need basic knowledge and simple, inexpensive solutions to trail design problems.
Thinnings and timber stand improvement operations are designed to improve the vigor and value of existing forest stands. There are many ways to do this. As in choosing the right silvicultural system, choosing the right kind of thinning for your woodland can be somewhat complex. That decision depends on a number of factors, including site characteristics, stand age, species composition, […]
There are several different forest certification systems. Although in general the systems have been getting more similar over time, some differences remain. As a woodland owner, you need to understand the different systems in order to make the right certification decision for your land. This page offers links and information about the different forest certification systems available to family forest […]
More wildlife. Healthy trees. A beautiful place to spend time with family and friends. Sometimes land stewardship means active management: improving wildlife habitat, planting trees, or cleaning up after a windstorm. But how can you be sure contractors share your high standards for the care of your land? One option is to hire a third-party certified professional forester or logger. […]