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Forestry

Wyoming Ponderosa pine stand

 

Forestry is the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber, while agroforestry combines forestry and agriculture to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems.

This webpage is designed primarily for members of the public who are interested in obtaining forestry information pertinent to Wyoming’s private forestlands.

 

Links

  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) When properly applied, BMPs can effectively minimize water quality degradation. Voluntary implementation of BMPs has proven to be an effective means of protecting natural resources to include water quality.

  • Forest Inventory Methods This NRCS technical note provides a description of the common inventory methods and tools used in forestry and agroforestry applications and describes the methods used to conduct resource inventories that support good forest planning.

  • Forest Insect Pests Visit this site to learn more about forest insects that can cause extensive tree mortality in our region.

  • Forest Pathogens Learn more about research on important forest diseases.

  • Managing Private Forest Lands Resources for managing privately-owned forested lands.

  • Conservation Forestry This site is hosted by the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts.

  • Wyoming State Forestry Division Home page, news and contact information for Wyoming State Forestry.

  • Aspen Field Guide Produced by the BLM and Utah State University in 2017, this handbook updates some of the existing literature regarding the ecology and management of quaking aspen in the western US.

Contact: John Hartung, Acting State Forester, (307)233-6773