Last year, we worked with our county resources to transform ten acres of woodland into a friendly habitat. As part of the project, we even dug a pond and drainage for the animals who visit our forest. I wished we would have had a copy of the A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods then, it certainly offers a comphrehesive overview of stewardship. Now, after reading, I have a much clearer picture of how the changes we made helped transform and protect our precious resources.
I'm excited to embark on new projects and with the help of this guide, I have plenty of ideas! Whether you have a few acres of woodland or many, the authors present active steps to help you become and effective steward. The guide includes instruction on :
- how to assess your forest type, soils, terrain, and climate
- how to determine what trees and wildlife will do best on your land
- how to work with foresters and loggers to creat and implement a sustainable, long-term plan
- how to develop wildlife habitat and trail systems
- how to prune and thin trees to improve health and growth rate
|Our pond after first rain fall.|
Overall, A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Productionis a valuable resource to have on your Rural Mom bookshelf!
Disclosure: I received a copy of A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.