Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire

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Welcome to Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire. This guide provides landowners and the professionals who work with them practical recommendations and information on a wide variety of forest resources. First published in 1997, the Good Forestry revision started in 2008 and was completed with the publication of this second edition in 2010. It includes the many changes in practice and knowledge that occurred in the ten-plus years since it was first published. This revision was guided by a 24-member steering committee and involved much public input.

Good Forestry in the Granite State is a collaboration between the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and LandsUNH Cooperative Extension, and The Society for the Protection of NH Forests.

This project was made possible by a generous grant from Northeast Utilities Foundation.


Good Forestry in the Granite State fulfills State Law (RSA 227-I:4) requiring the New Hampshire Dept. of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands to provide educational tools identifying recommended voluntary forest management practices.

The Message from the State Forester describes the purposes and intended uses of the guide.

The Message from the Steering Committee gives further guidance on using the guide.

The Acknowledgements lists individuals and organizations involved in developing the guide.

How Good Forestry in the Granite State was developed.

Any use of this book in whole, or in part, must be cited as coming from Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire

Excerpting is only allowed if the integrity of the meaning is maintained and Good Forestry in the Granite State acknowledged.

Use of the illustrations, out of the context of the document, is not permitted.

This book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, and transmitted in any form or any means such as electronic, mechanical, photocopying or likewise for educational and commercial purposes, except for: 1) sale of the entire document in any form, and 2) use of illustrations separate from the printed page.

Suggested forms of attribution:

Hard copy:

Bennett, Karen P. editor. 2010. Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire (second edition). University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H. 224 p.

On-line version:

Bennett, Karen P. editor. 2010. Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire (second edition). University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H. www.goodforestry.org Accessed on “state date accessed.”

Cover, Copyright, Publisher Information, and Acknowledgements                                                                                    HTML   PDF

Introduction - Setting the Stage

Message from the State Forester (html or .pdf)  HTML      PDF

Using this Manual (html or .pdf) HTML      PDF

Getting Started

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)  HTML      PDF

1.1 First Steps in Forest Management (html or .pdf)  HTML      PDF

1.2 Setting Objectives (html or .pdf)   HTML      PDF

1.3 Forest Management Planning (html or .pdf)  HTML      PDF

1.4 Estate Planning and Land Protection (html or .pdf)   HTML      PDF

1.5 Staying Safe Working in the Woods (html or .pdf) HTML      PDF

Silviculture

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)    HTML      PDF

2.1 New Hampshire Forest Types (html or .pdf) HTML      PDF

2.2 Forest Structure (html or .pdf)    HTML      PDF

2.3 Regeneration Methods (html or .pdf)                                            HTML      PDF

2.4 Managing for High-Value Trees (html or .pdf)                               HTML      PDF

Timber Harvesting

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

3.1 Timber Harvesting Systems (html or .pdf)                                    HTML      PDF

3.2 Logging Aesthetics (html or .pdf)                                                  HTML      PDF

3.3 Aesthetics of Skid Trails, Truck Roads and Landings (html or .pdf)       HTML       PDF

3.4 Harvesting in High-Use Recreation Areas (html or .pdf)                HTML      PDF

3.5 Soil Productivity (html or .pdf)                                                     HTML      PDF

Water Resources

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

4.1 Water Quality (html or .pdf)                                                         HTML      PDF

4.2 Wetlands (html or .pdf)                                                     HTML      PDF

4.3 Forest Management in Riparian Areas (html or .pdf)                     HTML      PDF

4.4 Stream Crossings and Habitat (html or .pdf)                                 HTML      PDF

Forest Health

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

5.1 Insects and Diseases (html or .pdf)                                              HTML      PDF

5.2 Invasive Plants (html or .pdf)                                                       HTML      PDF

5.3 Ice and Wind Damage (html or .pdf)                                            HTML      PDF

5.4 Logging Damage (html or .pdf)                                                    HTML      PDF

Wildlife Habitat

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

6.1 Mast (html or .pdf)                                                                       HTML      PDF

6.2 Cavity Trees, Dens and Snags (html or .pdf)                                 HTML      PDF

6.3 Dead and Down Woody Material (html or .pdf)                             HTML      PDF

6.4 Overstory Inclusions (html or .pdf)                                               HTML      PDF

6.5 Permanent Openings (html or .pdf)                                               HTML      PDF

6.6 Temporary Openings Created by Forest Management (html or .pdf)     HTML       PDF

6.7 Aspen Management (html or .pdf)                                                HTML      PDF

6.8 Beaver-Created Openings (html or .pdf)                                       HTML      PDF

6.9 Deer Wintering Areas (html or .pdf)                                             HTML      PDF

6.10 Woodland Raptor Nest Sites (html or .pdf)                                  HTML      PDF

6.11 Bald Eagle Winter Roosts (html or .pdf)                                      HTML      PDF

6.12 Heron Colonies (html or .pdf)                                                     HTML      PDF

6.13 Wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need (html or .pdf)     HTML      PDF

Sensitive Areas

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

7.1 Natural Communities and Protected Plants (html or .pdf)              HTML      PDF

7.2 Seeps (html or .pdf)                                                                     HTML      PDF

7.3 Vernal Pools and the Surrounding Forest (html or .pdf)                 HTML      PDF

7.4 Pine Barrens (html or .pdf)                                                           HTML      PDF

7.5 Old-Growth Forests (html or .pdf)                                                HTML      PDF

7.6 High-Elevation Forests (html or .pdf)                                            HTML      PDF

7.7 Steep Slopes (html or .pdf)                                                          HTML      PDF

7.8 Cultural Resources (html or .pdf)                                                  HTML      PDF

Forest Products

Additional Reading (html or .pdf)                                                        HTML      PDF

8.1 Timber Products (html or .pdf)                                                     HTML      PDF

8.2 Nontimber Forest Products (html or .pdf)                                      HTML      PDF

8.3 Maple Sugaring (html or .pdf)                                                       HTML      PDF

8.4 Ecosystem Services as an Emerging Market (html or .pdf)            HTML      PDF

Glossary  (html or .pdf)                                                                    HTML   PDF

Appendices

Information Directory (html or .pdf)                                                   HTML      PDF

Important Forest Soils (html or .pdf)                                                  HTML      PDF

Wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need (html or .pdf)             HTML      PDF

Summary of Growth Rates and Yields of Common New Hampshire Forest Types (html or .pdf)                                                                           HTML      PDF

References (html or .pdf)                                                                 HTML   PDF