Overview

Packed with information and illustrations, Working with Your Woodland has given woodland owners all the basics necessary for making key decisions since it was first published in 1983. The revised edition reflects the fundamental changes in the way private woodlands are viewed. Today they must be seen as part of the whole earth rather than as owner-managed islands.

Few owners are aware of the wide spectrum of compatible management ...
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Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner's Guide

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Overview

Packed with information and illustrations, Working with Your Woodland has given woodland owners all the basics necessary for making key decisions since it was first published in 1983. The revised edition reflects the fundamental changes in the way private woodlands are viewed. Today they must be seen as part of the whole earth rather than as owner-managed islands.

Few owners are aware of the wide spectrum of compatible management objectives--such as encouragement of wildlife, development for recreation, and enhancement of scenic beauty--that can coexist with the more familiar timber and firewood potential of forested areas. Even fewer understand the purpose, techniques, environmental impacts, economics, or legalities of forest management. This edition provides necessary updating of the technological, environmental, tax, and legal concerns associated with woodland management. Three chapters have been completely rewritten, and there is new information on wetlands management, global warming, acid deposition, and rare or endangered species.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611680690
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 302
  • File size: 8 MB

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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
1 A New England Forest History 1
2 Assessing Woodland Potential 19
Timber 19
Maple Sap Production 33
Fuelwood 37
Pulpwood 40
Wildlife Habitat 41
Fragile Areas 48
Recreation and Aesthetics 49
Simple Techniques for Assessing Potential 50
Compatibility of Uses 55
Comparative Economic Returns 59
Some Advice on Buying Woodland 60
3 Foresters 65
Services 65
Types of Foresters 72
4 Management Plans 84
Management Objectives for a Property 84
Location, Boundary, and Stand Maps 85
Stand Management Goals 91
Stand Descriptions 92
Site Descriptions 100
Recommended Treatments 101
Updating Procedures 105
5 Woodland Management Techniques 106
Techniques for Sawtimber Production 107
For Fuelwood and Pulpwood Production 146
For Maple Sap Production 149
For Wildlife Habitat Improvement 150
For Recreation and Aesthetics 155
Some Final Considerations 156
6 Harvesting Forest Products 159
Selling and Harvesting Trees 159
Selling Sap 200
The Importance of Contracts 206
7 Financial Aspects of Forest Management 207
Costs 207
Characteristics of Forestry Investments 207
Taxes 215
Cost-Sharing Programs 223
Record Keeping 224
Postscript: On stewardship 227
App. 1. Forestry Measurements and Conversions 231
App. 2. Landowner's Reading List 234
App. 3. Forestry Laws 242
App. 4. Sources of Information and Assistance 266
Index 275
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