white tailed deer fawn peers out of forest

Taking Care of Your Woodland

The Yankee Woodlot in Skowhegan

Do you have a special place that you value in your forest? Do you like to be there with friends and family? Do you know what makes the forest “work” and how to support and sustain the forest’s health so that it can, in turn, sustain us? Below are resources that can help you understand what is in your forest and how your forest can be effectively managed for a variety of goals.

1. Decide what you want

2. Decide what you already have

3. List potential management options

4. Identify labor and financial resources

5. Develop a plan

6. Keep records

7. More information

This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, RREA project 228285.