Forest Management Services
Long View's foresters work with individuals, families, and organizations to develop and implement long term plans to care for and improve their forestland. In tackling management challenges, our specialty is finding creative approaches that help clients achieve the near universal, but elusive goal of "leaving the land better than we found it."
A large white pine on a recently completed
harvest in Dummerston, VT.
Management Plan Preparation
Our philosophy is that a management plan should be an active, working document. Plans typically include a description of forest resources, a schedule of activities, and meet the requirements of common certification programs (Vermont Use Value Appraisal, New Hampshire Current Use, Natural Resource Conservation Service, American Tree Farm, etc.).
Project Planning, Layout, and Administration
We specialize in comprehensive multi-faceted projects that bring our philosophy of active, continuous management into action. We work with Long View's in-house crews as well as outside contractors on projects ranging from roads, trails, and clearings to invasive plant treatments and young forest thinning to commercial timber harvesting.
Forest Inventory, Mapping, and Assessment
While these fundamentals are included in a forest management plan, some landowners forgo a complete plan but would like information and reporting on specific forest resources. Other clients already have a plan but would like additional assessment based on specific interests or questions about their land.
Property Boundary Maintenance
Systematic, periodic maintenance of boundaries is essential to effective management. We recommend clients follow a 10-year maintenance schedule in order to keep boundary evidence fresh and easily visible.
Forest Management Staff
Banner photo at top: Jeff Putnam putting a leave tree spot on a healthy white pine in Londonderry, VT.