|Alpena Hardboard-Forest Management
A written forest
management plan which includes a map of the property that identifies stand age,
species composition, stand stocking (forest density), and other geographic and large
structural features on the property. It also includes stand acreage, access points, and
roads. Your goals for the property are incorporated into the recommendations for
Harvest assistance includes marking the timber to be
harvested, setting up roads and landings (staging areas for harvesting equipment), and, if
needed, help with permit applications.
Timber markets includes marketing all the products
harvested during a project, both those that come to our facility and those that are best
marketed to other mills.
our foresters supervise all harvesting during the actual operation. This generally
includes visits to the harvest site to meet with the logging contractors and to assess the
harvest project and quality of work. It is also the responsibility of Alpena Hardboards foresters to make sure the logging
contractors are following all harvesting specifications.
- Our foresters can help identify stream crossings, roadwork issues, and help with any
permit work that may be necessary.
Roadwork design includes identifying stream crossings,
installing culverts, placing roads and landings in areas to limit negative impact, and
other site specific roadwork design concerns.
American Tree Farm Inspections can be performed by all of
Alpena Hardboards foresters to insure Tree Farm participants are in compliance with
Tree Farm goals and objectives.
Periodic mailings and other communications are sent to
current Forest Management Program landowners to keep them abreast of current forest
management, forest pest, forest tax, and other issues that may affect forest landowners.