Management Planning

My Land Plan is an interactive, online tool for land owners to use to develop a plan for their property.  It is sponsored by the American Forest Foundation, in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service and the Society of American Foresters.  It is free and available for anyone to use to create a plan for their forest land.

The American Tree Farm System hosts webinars on topics of interest to small forest land owners.  A series of 3 webinars titled Mapping My Land, each over 1 hour in length, is available online, free of charge, at any time.  They will teach you about maps in general and specifically discuss the use of My Land Plan.

     Mapping My Land Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Management Planning for Woodland Owners: Why and How.  WSU Extension Service, EC 1125.  8 pages. 2013. This pamphlet summarizes the reasons that every forest land owner should have a management plan.

Forest stewardship planning workbook.  WSU Extension Service, EB 2016. This is a digital copy of the notebook that is used in the Forest Stewardship Coached Planning workshops offered by WSU Extension.  Chapters cover: Forest Stewardship and Ecosystem Management; Preparing a Forest Stewardship Plan; Forest Owner Values, Goals, and Objectives; My Forest Stewardship Values; My Forest Stewardship Goals; Property Description; Forest Health; Home Fire Safety Checklist; Water, Riparian Zones, and Fisheries Habitat; Soil Resources; Timber Management; Wildlife Habitat and Threatened & Endangered Species; Forestland Grazing; Aesthetics and Recreation; Special Forest Products; Forestland Financial Management; Estate Planning

Management planning for the family forest owner.  University of Idaho Extension, CIS 1141. 4 pages. 2007.

Forest*A*Syst is an online, self-assessment guide, designed for a national audience, with the goals of helping new forest landowners articulate their objectives in a written management plan and foster a working relationship with a resource professional who can provide them with technical assistance.  It covers timber management, wildlife management, recreation, forest health, soil and water quality, invasive species, Firewise, and management plans.