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:
- EQIP – Funding Program that Pays for Management Planning
- Integrated Forest Management Plan: Guidelines & Template
- Sample Forest Mngt. Plan #1
- Sample Forest Mngt. Plan #2
- Sample Forest Mngt. Plan #3
- Sample Forest Mngt. Plan #4
- Sample Forest Mngt. Plan #5
Other resources to help you plan your management:
- Guides to write management plans and measure stands:
- Forest stewardship planning courses:
- Mapping & Planning Tools
- On-line tools for forest stewardship planning:
Additional resources on management planning and other topics are available in the NNRG Resource Library.