Forest Management and Regeneration
When managing a forest stand, thought must be given to the forest left behind after activities take place, and the forest that will begin anew when we modify light conditions through harvesting. So often forest management focuses on that which is to be removed. Shifting focus to what remains and the next forest, and undertaking activities to enhance these two resources, allows landowners to demonstrate their stewardship ethic and focus their goals on a sustainable forest resource.
Susan Stout, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station