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Watch
a series of videos to help understand and complete the Cutting Notice and Report.
Contact information
Use the Forestry Assistance Locator to find Cooperating Foresters or DNR Service Foresters for your county
View the current Directory of Foresters [PDF].

MFL and FCL harvestingStep #2: Assessing the harvest area

image representing step #2 of the cutting notice processThe second step of the harvesting process is to assess the forest area that will be harvested. This step includes determining if there are threatened and endangered species to be protected, archaeological, historical and cultural sites to be protected and which best management practices (BMPs) will be needed for invasive species and water quality.

It is critical that the assessment described below occurs BEFORE the cutting notice is filled out.

Approximate time to complete step #2: Three to twelve months.

Water quality

Determine whether any lakes, streams, wetlands or other water resources exist on or near the area that will be harvested and what best management practices (BMPs) will need to be implemented to protect water quality. Learn more!

Invasive species

Determine whether any invasive plants, pests or pathogens exist on or near the area that will be harvested and what best management practices (BMPs) will need to be implemented to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species. Learn more!

Threatened and endangered species (NHI)

Determine whether any endangered or threatened species exist on or near the area that will be harvested and how to mitigate impacts to those species. Learn more!

Archaeological, historical and cultural resources

Determined whether any archaeological, historical and cultural resources exist on the area that will be harvested and how to mitigate impacts to those resources. Learn more!

Additional resources

Last revised: Thursday July 27 2017