Caring For The Forests You Care About
We rely on forests to do all kinds of work: cleaning and regulating water supplies, sheltering fish and wildlife, storing carbon, releasing oxygen, and growing wood fiber for lumber, paper, and other products, not to mention the many social and spiritual connections that forests inspire. Maintaining all of these services at the same time requires considering the forest as a dynamic ecosystem made up of many interconnected parts.
We can help you be a responsible steward for your forestlands by understanding the ecosystem through the lens of the latest available scientific and experiential knowledge, providing the most informed and effective management solutions. We specialize in ecological forest management, where all of your goals and values are considered and balanced to create an integrated management plan.
We develop forest stewardship plans for land managers with properties of all sizes. Our approach starts with a phone call or meeting to introduce ourselves and learn about your personal values and goals for your land. Next, we develop and execute an inventory strategy to meet your needs. This could include a rapid walkthrough inventory, a robust and detailed monitoring strategy to assess a broad range of ecosystem functions, or drone-based lidar and/or aerial imagery collection and analysis. We then analyze and summarize the data we collect to understand the current conditions of your land. We identify any present forest health concerns and produce a modeled projection of future forest development.
We are experienced at developing forest stewardship plans compliant with state and county requirements, and are able to produce usable plans quickly and efficiently to accommodate nearly any timeline or budget. We will help you through the plan submission process and guarantee approval by relevant regulatory agencies.
When it comes time to implement the work, we will develop treatment prescriptions and implementation guidelines. We also provide contract administration and compliance services for any active management completed by one of our trusted vendors.
Our Recent Stewardship and Conservation Projects
Writing a forest stewardship plan for a Vashon Island family.
“I am overall very happy with all the product[s] and what has come out of the data”
There is a lot of potential to increase ecological value by enhancing the structural diversity of the forest and expanding wildlife habitat in the right-of-way. But what really creates the opportunity is the landowner’s passion for their unique property.
Prescription writing is an important management tool that foresters use to make sure we keep our forests healthy, productive, and thriving. It is where rubber meets the road, and science becomes action.