Stewardship

By their nature, and by the nature of their work, foresters oftimes spend their days alone and in the woods.  That’s not a problem; foresters like wandering and either talking to themselves or to the trees.  There isn’t much need of a loud voice unless some absent-minded bear lopes by or they’re …

            I’ve written several times in this column and elsewhere about change and how it upsets what we see as ‘our’ world.  But there has been at least one significant change which, it seems to me, may not have been noticed by most.  We are in a swivet about emerald ash borer and Asian long- …

In the early days of my forestry career it was called Multiple Use Management (MUM).  I’m not sure what it’s called these days, because I never left MUM behind.  It’s what we do at the Forest Society; we try to figure out what the resources are that can be managed for and then develop a plan …

The Society of American Foresters held their annual convention in Spokane Washington last October.  Always an interesting and educational event, this year's conference was entitled Resilient Forests.  For my part, I picked up some rather useful information that relates directly with our current …

You will see lots of references to 75 years in this magazine. It’s a noteworthy anniversary, the diamond anniversary. Nearly two-thirds of the timberland acres in New Hampshire are populated with forests that are very near or have already celebrated their 75th anniversary, according to the 2011 …

The New England Cottontail rabbit has the potential of being placed on the federal endangered species list if its numbers don’t increase over the next few years.  If the rabbit hits the list it could impact future management activities and limit some opportunities on public and private land.  So …

Like other landowners the Forest Society wants to do its best by and for our land, which will be here long after we are gone. If we do our jobs well, the green spots on the map will continue to provide natural renewable resources for local and global economies while also being sanctuaries where …

*Updated January 2020

 

Recently completed harvests (2019):

Woods Wise is a quarterly column in Forest Notes devoted to all things forestry, written by George Frame, senior director of forestry at the Forest Society.

Click here to browse Woods Wise.