Smallwoodlandmanagemen Bs 12110

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Smallwoodlandmanagemen Bs 12110

  1. 1. Small Woodland Management By Angela Gupta, U of MN Extension Barb Spears, TWF Consulting, LLC
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Small Woodland Management </li></ul><ul><li>Your Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing & Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Your Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Considerations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Your name </li></ul><ul><li>How much land you own & where </li></ul><ul><li>Why you’re here </li></ul><ul><li>What you’re hoping to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Do kids use your woods? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Resources <ul><li>Resource List </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goal Setting Photo by Pingu1963
  6. 6. Goal Setting <ul><li>Get family involved! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goal Setting <ul><li>General Guidelines to Consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage native species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discourage invasive species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize runoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid construction damage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember your neighbors </li></ul></ul>Dennis Haugen
  8. 8. Goal Setting - Homework
  9. 9. Assessing & Inventory Connectivity http://www.google.com/webhp
  10. 10. Assessing & Inventory Photo by Soil-Science.info USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zones
  11. 11. Assessing & Inventory Community Forestry Resource Center, IATP
  12. 12. Assessing & Inventory Special Forest Products Peggy Castillo
  13. 13. Your Plan <ul><li>Develop your own land management plan! Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your management objectives </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Your Plan
  15. 15. Your Plan DNR Project Plan SWCD Tree Farm DNR
  16. 16. Management: Wildlife
  17. 17. Management: Wildlife <ul><li>Wildlife will come when they have: </li></ul>Photo by Steve and Dave Maslowski, NACD Photo by Just Us 3 WATER SHELTER Photo by poeticallychallanged FOOD Photo by esagor SPACE
  18. 18. Management: Wildlife - Food <ul><li>Feed or not to Feed: birds, deer, etc </li></ul>Photo by ricmcarthur = Photo by orthinoloco
  19. 19. Management: Wildlife - Food <ul><li>Plant wildlife friendly native trees and shrubs - no need to artificially feed. </li></ul>Photo by esagor Photo by birderboy
  20. 20. Management: Wildlife – Shelter Photo by Joy Weese Moll Photo by Dennis Haugen
  21. 21. Management: Wildlife - Water
  22. 22. Management: Wildlife - Water Photo by tassiesim Photo by TopTechWriter.US
  23. 23. Management: Wildlife - Space Photo by Robert Crum
  24. 24. Management: Healthy Woodlands <ul><li>Invasive species = HUGE problem </li></ul>Photo by esagor Photo by esagor Photo by jnthnhys
  25. 25. Management: Healthy Woodlands <ul><li>Invasive Insects… </li></ul>Photo by michiganlakefronts
  26. 26. Management: Healthy Woodlands <ul><li>Maintain a healthy stand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase species diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase age diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase stand vigor </li></ul></ul>Photo by esgaor
  27. 27. Management: Regeneration <ul><li>Select trees right for your property </li></ul><ul><li>Planting goals </li></ul><ul><li>Planting considerations </li></ul>Photo by esagor
  28. 28. Management: <ul><li>Plantings </li></ul><ul><li>Natural regeneration </li></ul>Photo by esagor
  29. 29. Management: Harvesting & Marketing <ul><li>Reasons to harvest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change species composition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert to a different land use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve forest health and vigor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife habitat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create vistas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear trails </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Management: Harvesting & Marketing
  31. 31. Management: Harvesting & Marketing <ul><li>Timber Sale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will the trees be cut? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will the trees be moved from the forest to the landing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will trees be removed from property? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the forest impacts? </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Management: TSI
  33. 33. Management: Harvesting & Marketing Photo by Barb Spears
  34. 34. Management: Harvesting & Marketing Photo by esagor
  35. 35. Management: Harvesting & Marketing Photo by Barb Spears
  36. 36. Management: Special Forest Products Photo by MNgilen Photo by gargoylesoftware Photo by Martin LaBar
  37. 37. Management: Trimming
  38. 38. Management: Trimming Photo by Muddy (home again) Photo by liljulier
  39. 39. Management: Trimming Image from Backyard Woods
  40. 40. Management: Trimming <ul><li>Things to consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time of year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasons for pruning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul>Imagine from Backyard Woods
  41. 41. Management: Hydrology <ul><li>Creation of wetland </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement </li></ul>Photo by Partners for Fish and Wildlife
  42. 42. Management: Hydrology
  43. 43. Management: Hydrology Photo by drplokta
  44. 44. Management: Open Lands Photo by esagor
  45. 45. Management: Homesite
  46. 46. Management: Homesite
  47. 47. Safety
  48. 48. Legal Considerations <ul><li>Licensed operators </li></ul><ul><li>Utility lines </li></ul><ul><li>Call before you dig ( Gopher One Call) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>800-252-1166 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Land transfer/estate planning </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Angela Gupta, U of MN Extension 507-280-2869, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Barb Spears, Consulting Forester 651-328-0463, [email_address] </li></ul>

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