A management plan is one of the most basic and important tools to improve the long-term health of your forest. When you develop a plan for your forest, you establish your goals for the property, identify and describe current resources, and develop a timeline and set of strategies for achieving your goals. It helps your actions flow from your intentions. A forest management plan can also enable you to achieve property tax benefits, pursue forest certification, and access cost-share programs to fund restoration or habitat improvements. Start mapping out your forest vision with these resources.

Other resources to help you plan your management: