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
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.