Selecting a Forester

As described in Chapter 1: Preparing a Woodland Stewardship Plan, it is important that you identify and select a forester who will work with you during the process of marketing your timber. That individual should have experience working with many different timber sales and loggers. The forester will help you achieve your ownership goals and make sure that the forestry practices used enhance the future condition and value of your woodland. He or she can take you to previously harvested areas to provide a visual perspective of how a site looks after it is harvested. Using the services of a forester will help ensure that: