Forestry and Natural Resources

Fundamentals of Forest Resource Management Planning

Publication Date

Spring 4-30-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1047


Forest resource management planning is not free, involving both time and money. A forest owner needs only the amount of planning necessary to achieve his or her goals and objectives. Any plan that accomplishes that is acceptable. Detail can vary from a mental plan to a precisely written documented bound document. Like the forest management objectives, the scale of the management plan is determined from the forest owner’s needs. The forest resource management planning process is an important part of forest ownership that leads to sustainable forest management and happy forest owners with forest outcomes that meet their expectations.

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Target Audiences

forestry professionals, practioners, and landowners