Forest management services range from preparing a detailed management plan to implementing harvest and other sivilcultural activies.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLANS
all components required for usda natural resources conservation service, american tree farm system, and oregon department of forestry forest stewardship plans are included. These components include the following:
Landowner Goals and Objectives – The goals are broad statements of desired outputs for the property. Objectives are specific and measurable. Goals and objectives are formulated based on consultations with the landowner.
Property Description – The description describes the resources and characteristics of the property. It includes, maps, on site photographs, and aerial photographs. Among the items included in the plan are the following:
- BACKGROUND and property history
- location and access
- seed zones
- site quality for growing trees
- water resources
- timber resources
- pests and pest management
- cultural resources
- recreational opportunities
- special sites
- other resources, as applicable
Management alternatives and Recommendations – alternatives are discussed for each forest type on the property. Discussions cover the following:
- silvicultural treatments, such as timber harvest, thinning, or brush control
- fire protection
- forest health
- TAX AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
- REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
- SOURCES OF TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
TIMBER HARVESTING AND FOLLOW-UP SERVICES
- Prepare management plan.
- Cruise and appraise timber.
- Prepare logging plan.
- Mark timber harvest boundaries.
- Mark leave trees.
- Notify state of harvest operation, and secure necessary permits.
- Ensure access for logging, and secure necessary permits.
- Select logging and other contractors.
- Prepare contractS between landowner and logger and other contractors.
- FIND LOG BUYERS THAT PROVIDE THE HIGHEST NET REVENUE FOR THE DELIVERED LOGS.
- Supervise logging and road construction.
- COLLECT LOG PAYMENTS AND ALLOCATE THEM TO LANDOWNER AND CONTRACTORS.
- PROVIDE A FULL ACCOUNTING OF THE VOLUME OF LOGS REMOVED, THE PRICES RECEIVED FOR THEM, AND ALL COSTS.
- Ensure site cleanup .
Site Preparation and Reforestation
- Select a contractor to control competing brush, either chemically or mechanically. The logger often can MECHANICALLY CLEAR BRUSH at the end of the harvest operation.
- Notify state of brush control operation, and secure necessary permits.
- Order seedlings that are suitable for the site.
- Select planting contractor.
- Supervise tree planting.
- Survey site periodically after planting to detect any problems.
- Plan and supervise any necessary follow-up activities to ensure survival and growth of planted seedlings.