Enhancing the Stewardship of Your Forest (230 MB)

 

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Preface............................................................................................................................ ii 

An introduction to forest stewardship.................................................................... iii

 

Section 1 – A Context for Stewardship

1.  Getting Started with Forest Stewardship ...................................................  3

2.  Forests as Gardens .........................................................................................  5

3.  Forests – Then and Now ...............................................................................  8

4.  From Field to Forest ....................................................................................  11

5.  What is Sustainable Forestry? ....................................................................  15

6.  Add Value with Management ...................................................................  19

7.  Forests and Water ........................................................................................  23

 

Section 2 – First Things First as a Forest Steward

8.  Ownership Objectives – What you Want and Need ..............................  31

9.  Developing a Stewardship Plan ................................................................  35

10. Working with Foresters .............................................................................  37

11. Working with Loggers ...............................................................................  43

12. Timber Harvesting as a Tool...................................................................... 46

 

Section 3 – Things to Do and Things to Avoid

13. Thinning Your Woodlot – The Advantages of Healthy Trees .............  55

14 What’s My Tree Worth? ..............................................................................  59

15. Forestry Practices to Avoid .......................................................................  61

16. Reducing Your Risk of Timber Theft ......................................................  65

17. Enhancing Wildlife Habitat: A Primer ....................................................  69

18. Creating Woodland Pools .........................................................................  73

19. Managing Birds in New York ...................................................................  77

 

            Additional Information .................................................................................  83

            Directory of Organizations and Resources ................................................  89

 

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