Good Forestry in the Granite State:
Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire
Table of Contents >> Getting Started: Additional Reading << 1.1 First Steps in Forest Management >> 1.2 Setting Objectives

1.1 FIRST STEPS IN FOREST MANAGEMENT

BACKGROUND

The recommended practices in this manual address a variety of forest management goals and objectives. Many of the practices are interrelated, but not all can be applied on every acre. Application of specific practices depends on the site and the landowner's priorities. Successful application of these practices requires a combination of sensible goals, clear objectives, and careful preparation.

Forest land can serve landowners as both a financial investment and a way to leave a legacy. The key to protecting your investment and legacy is working with a team of professionals: foresters, loggers, and other natural resource professionals, as well as financial and legal advisers.

OBJECTIVE

Using Good Forestry in the Granite State and considering basic business practices will help landowners achieve their goals and objectives.

CONSIDERATIONS

RECOMMENDED PRACTICES

CROSS REFERENCES

1.2 Setting Objectives; 1.3 Forest Management Planning; 1.4 Estate Planning and Land Protection; 1.5 Staying Safe Working in the Woods; 8.1 Timber Products.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bennett, K. P. 2010. Directory of Licensed Foresters Providing Service to Forest Landowners in New Hampshire. UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H.http://extension.unh.edu/fwt/dir/index.cfm Accessed on August 2, 2010.

Bennett, K. P. 2008. The Timber Sale Contract. UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H. http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000994_Rep1143.pdf Accessed March 5, 2010.

N.H. Dept. of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands. 2004. Best Management Practices for Erosion Control on Timber Harvesting Operations in New Hampshire. State of New Hampshire. http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000247_Rep266.pdf Accessed March 13, 2010.

National Timber Tax website. http://www.timbertax.org/ Accessed March 12, 2010.

N.H. Dept. of Revenue Administration. Current Use Criteria Booklet. http://extension.unh.edu/resources/resource/977/Current_Use_Criteria_Booklet Accessed June 3, 2010.

N.H. Board of Licensed Foresters. http://www.nh.gov/jtboard/ls.htm Accessed March 5, 2010.

N.H. Land Surveyors Board. http://www.nh.gov/jtboard/ls.htm Accessed March 5, 2010.

N.H. Timberland Owners Association. Certified Loggers List. New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council's Professional Logger Program. http://www.nhtoa.org/ Accessed March 5, 2010.

RSA 79-A. Current Use Taxation. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/v/79-a/79-a-mrg.htm Accessed May 27, 2010.

RSA 227-J. Timber Harvesting. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xix-a/227-j/227-j-mrg.htm Accessed May 27, 2010.

RSA 310-A. Joint Board of Licensure and Certification. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xxx/310-a/310-a-mrg.htm Accessed May 27, 2010.

Smith, S. 2009. Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws. UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H. 37 p.

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