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Technical Service Provider explains oak regeneration

Forestland - Indiana

Silviculture is the theory and practice of managing a forest to maintain and enhance its productivity based upon the objectives of its owner and the ecological capabilities of the land.

Forests and woodlots are constantly changing. To get the most out of your property to meet your wildlife, recreational, aesthetic or economic goals, some type of regular management will be necessary. Getting the most out of your woods can be a challenge on your own. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you.

Whether you are interested in wood products, wildlife, recreation, or scenery, proper management of your forest will help you achieve your goals and interests. If you haven’t been managing your woods, consider starting today.

Forest management is providing your forest with the care it needs to remain healthy and provide the benefits you desire. Forest management considers all parts of the forest community: soil, water, plants, animals, birds, and air, as well as the trees. The goal of forest management is a healthy, sustainable forest that accommodates any number of uses.

As part of the forest stand improvement plan and oak regeneration work he is completing on his land, David Ray is working to remove trees from the understory and allow more light to reach the forest floor. Ray purchased 310 acres of forestland in Jackson County, IN in 1995 to use for recreational purposes including hunting, hiking and foraging. Ray enrolled his land, pictured May 24, 2022, in NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program in 2017 for forest stand improvement and brush management. After th

Indiana Forestry Resources

Indiana Forest Management technical documents, sample plans and related resources

Common Indiana Forestry Conservation Practices

Forest Management Plan
Forest Stand Improvement
Brush Management
Wildlife Habitat
Tree/Shrub Establishment
Erosion Control
Access Control
Riparian Forest Buffer

Additional Forestry Information


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