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Use the Forestry Assistance Locator to find cooperating foresters, DNR service foresters or tax law forestry specialists for your county.
View the current Directory of Foresters [PDF].

Setting goals and developing a plan

Many people own wooded acreage and many others hope to acquire forestland. But few people have really analyzed why. Yet a full understanding of why you own land, what you want to do with it and what is needed to reach your goals can significantly help you get the most from your woodland." - Jeff Martin

Why do you own your woodland? What would you like to do with it? As a private woodland owner, it is up to you to decide what you want from your property. Before establishing a new woodland, or caring for your existing woodland, set your goals so you know what result you are working towards. Whatever management actions you take or don’t take on your land will have long-term impacts, which is why it is so important to have a plan.

Having a management plan can allow you to actively manage your woodland to meet your goals while ensuring the integrity of its resources into the future. DNR foresters and cooperating foresters can help you make a plan. Get started today!

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Last revised: Friday May 27 2016