Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner's Guide / Edition 2

Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner's Guide / Edition 2

by Mollie Beattie, Charles Thompson, Lynn Levine, Nancy Howe

A landowner’s manual for forest management in New EnglandSee more details below


A landowner’s manual for forest management in New England

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University Press of New England
Publication date:
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Before her death in 1996, MOLLIE BEATTIE headed up the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. She was previously Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources and Commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation for the State of Vermont. A forester, she also worked as a private land manager for several years.

CHARLES THOMPSON is Forester with GMO Renewable Resources and was previously Executive Director of the New England Foresty Foundation.

LYNN LEVINE has owned and operated her own consulting firm, Forest*Care, since 1978 in East Dummerston, Vermont. She is co-author of Mammal Tracks: Life Size Tracking Guide and teaches people of all ages about the forest.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
1A New England Forest History1
2Assessing Woodland Potential19
Maple Sap Production33
Wildlife Habitat41
Fragile Areas48
Recreation and Aesthetics49
Simple Techniques for Assessing Potential50
Compatibility of Uses55
Comparative Economic Returns59
Some Advice on Buying Woodland60
Types of Foresters72
4Management Plans84
Management Objectives for a Property84
Location, Boundary, and Stand Maps85
Stand Management Goals91
Stand Descriptions92
Site Descriptions100
Recommended Treatments101
Updating Procedures105
5Woodland Management Techniques106
Techniques for Sawtimber Production107
For Fuelwood and Pulpwood Production146
For Maple Sap Production149
For Wildlife Habitat Improvement150
For Recreation and Aesthetics155
Some Final Considerations156
6Harvesting Forest Products159
Selling and Harvesting Trees159
Selling Sap200
The Importance of Contracts206
7Financial Aspects of Forest Management207
Characteristics of Forestry Investments207
Cost-Sharing Programs223
Record Keeping224
Postscript: On stewardship227
App. 1. Forestry Measurements and Conversions231
App. 2. Landowner's Reading List234
App. 3. Forestry Laws242
App. 4. Sources of Information and Assistance266

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