Advanced Topics

You know the basics. Now move onto more intermediate and advanced topics.

8: Marketing Timber
Find procedures for working with your forester to select trees to harvest, obtain bids, prepare a timber sale contract, and administer a sale.

9: Harvesting Timber
A timber harvest should be designed to help you accomplish your management goals and objectives. This chapter provides information about the location of roads and in-woods skid trails, the specific equipment selected, what to do with limbs and tops and where processing occurs all should relate back to those goals.

10: Management and Marketing of Nontimber Forest Products
Nontimber forest products(NTFP) include almost everything you find in the woods that is not timber. Learn about seasonal NTFP and management and marketing considerations.

11: Wildlife and Forest Management
When discussing management of forest-dwelling wildlife, it is impossible to separate wildlife management from woodland management, because the forest type and management activities directly affect the wildlife species that live within the forested habitat. FInd out more about how your management practices affect wildlife.

12: Noise and Visual Quality
Many management practices affect the noise and visual quality of a woodland. Learn more about noise management, landscape management, and how roads and trails, timber harvesting, and regeneration affect your woodlands.

13: Recreational Trail Design
Is one of your woodland management goals recreation? Check out this chapter to learn tips and recommendations for creating sustainable trails on your woodland.

14: Financial Considerations
This chapter has information about programs that may save money, provide income, or improve investment returns through income taxes, property tax, financial analysis, land protection options, carbon credits, and estate planning.