Workshop on forest management planned for March 6

My Woods, My Vision: How to develop a forest management plan to achieve your objectives and care for your land will be presented by The Bradford / Sullivan Forest Landowners Association on March 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Stoll Natural Resource Center, located at 200 Lake Rd. East, Towanda.                  

If you own forestland, you probably have particular ideas about how you like to use it, why you value it, and what you hope to get out of it.  Maybe you see your woods as an investment and are interested in a future timber harvest. Maybe you value wildlife and seek to enhance habitat. Maybe you enjoy privacy and recreation and want to make sure your forest is healthy and able to withstand the arrival of a pest or disturbance.  

You likely have a unique combination of objectives and values associated with your woods, but achieving these goals takes planning as well as, in most cases, the assistance of a professional.  A good management plan is the best tool you can use to actively seek out ways to meet those objectives while caring for your land.  

This program will introduce and discuss the purpose and value of a management plan for forest landowners; how to find and work with qualified professionals; steps for defining your values, goals, and objectives for your land; how to initiate a management plan and develop or amend it over time; and what resources are available to help.

This program is organized by the Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowner Association and presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, a Penn State Forestry Extension Educator based in Lycoming County, and Chad Gadsby, a DCNR Service Forester serving Bradford and Sullivan Counties.

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