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Forest Management Plans

How do you know where you are going if you don’t have a plan?

Forestry Management Plans are the foundation of sensible land investing. If you are a landowner who wants to make the most of your land investment, it is essential to define your goals for your land. Southeastern Forestry will work with you to create a plan of action for implementing the steps necessary to meet your land investment objectives. Land investments should be monitored and managed the same way financial investments are monitored and managed. Forest management plans should be reviewed yearly and adjusted as owner objectives evolve and as income is generated from the land.

What are some types of land investment goals?

Examples of investment goals for land could be monetary, recreational/wildlife, or aesthetic.

If your goal is to generate income from your land, you need to be aware of all the options for doing so. Timber harvesting can generate significant income if the trees on the land are managed properly. Knowing the optimal times to thin the timber is valuable knowledge - you need to stay on the right schedule for timber harvesting and planting. Additionally, you need to know what types of trees are best suited for the soil and the area.

If your goals are more centered around enhancing the wildlife population on your land, you need to manage the land according to what best supports the population growth of different species such as turkey, waterfowl, deer, dove, or quail.

If your goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing property with green pastures, a great road system through open understory forests, well-maintained ponds, far-reaching views, and other attractive qualities, you can create a land management plan centered around this type of tract development. All of these aesthetic improvements add to the overall value of the land.