A single stand Management Plan example

Management Plans and Appraisals both begin with an inventory of wooded areas, which invoves, among other things, counting and measuring trees to gain an accurate data representation of the forest.


Appraisals are generally done to assess damages or to determine the value of standing timber for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Timber Theft and Trespass
  • Timber Valuation
  • Tax Considerations
  • Fire Damage
  • Timber Sale Feasibility

Management Plans

Managment plans are developed as the first step in forest management. The data gathered during inventory helps us and the landowner establish long term goals and objectives for the forest. Management plans are required for almost all state and federal cost share funding. The plans themselves are many times paid for by government agencies.