Woodlot Management

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 A steward of your woodlot

Woodlot or forest management is the practical application of scientific, economic, and social principles to achieve forest stewardship goals. The trees we see today are here because of the climate, topography, soils and past uses of the land.  Forest management and silviculture give us the tools to help us shape what our forests will look like in the future. 

Christmas Trees

Getting started with Christmas trees, site and species selections.

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Current Use Tax & Income Tax

Taxes are an important part of owning land. Current use is a property tax strategy helping landowners keep their land undeveloped.

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Eastern White Pine Management Institute

The EWPMI serves as a resource to foresters, arborists, and other natural resource professionals working with the species in the forest and in the urban setting.

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Estate Planning for N.H. Woodlot Owners

Information that helps landowners preserve their legacy and explore land conservation options.   

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Good Forestry in the Granite State

This guide provides landowners and the professionals who work with them practical recommendations and information on a wide variety of forest resources.  

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Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws

This publication is intended to assist municipal officials, landowners, and natural resource professionals working in New Hampshire’s forests.

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UNH Woodlands Manager, Stephen Eisenhaure, bucking logs.

Heating Your Home with Wood

Interested in heating your home with wood? These resources will help you get started.    

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Landowner Goals and Objectives

Information that helps landowners clarify their woodlot goals.

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Management Plans

Information that helps landowners navigate the process of developing forest management plans.   

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Maple Products and Management

Managing forest-grown maples to help them develop the wide, spreading crowns that will produce sweet and plentiful sap.

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NH Tree Farm Program

A Tree Farm is a privately owned forest managed to produce timber with added benefits of improved wildlife habitat, water quality, recreation, and scenic values.

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Prescribed Fire

Prescribed fire is used in New Hampshire to meet a range of management objectives. The Mission of the New Hampshire Prescribed Fire Council is to promote the safe use of prescribed fire on the New Hampshire landscape.

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Selling Timber

Selling timber is a once in a lifetime activity for most landowners. No single activity has such power to significantly improve—or degrade—your forest.

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Town & Community Forests

Today, over 200 towns have a town forest. These forests are for people to come together, learn about the stewardship of the natural world and recreate alone or in groups.

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Women in the Woods

Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women landowners and land managers with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.

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Belknap County

Lindsay Watkins
(603) 527-5475

Carroll County

Wendy Scribner

Cheshire County

Matt Kelly

Coös County

Ray Berthiaume

Grafton County

James Frohn

Hillsborough County

Michael Gagnon

Merrimack County

Tim Fleury

Rockingham County

Greg Jordan

Strafford County

Lindsay Watkins

Sullivan County

Dode Gladders

Forestry State Specialist

Steven Roberge

Forestry Information Center

1-800-444-8978 within New England


A(nother) New Forest Health Concern
Beech leaf disease is a relatively recent arrival to the forests of New Hampshire and has been spreading quickly throughout the southern half of the s... Learn More
In recent weeks, many landowners have contacted UNH Extension worried about the sudden appearance of yellowing – and prematurely dropping – white pine... Learn More
Tour details harvesting and future county land uses, by Terri Munson, contributer
A guided walk was recently held where discussion covered the carefully deigned harvest of red pine that successfully released existing white pine and ... Learn More


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