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Eight Easy Ways to do Right by My Land. Your Name Title Contact info.

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1 Eight Easy Ways to do Right by My Land

2 Your Name Title Contact info

3 Agenda Why do I need to do anything? Eight Easy Things to do Where I can go for help

4 Why do I need to do anything?

5 1. Protect your Property from Trespassers Regularly walk your property Mark your boundaries Control access Meet your neighbors Don’t be afraid to ask for help

6 2. Protect Wildlife Habitat Plan management activities carefully Leave deadwood and brush piles Plant food trees Create good edge habitats Provide sources of water

7 3. Protect your Special Sites Get to know your woods Keep track of your treasures Get connected When planning, reconsidered standard practices Photos: Arrowhead- Billy Humphries, Forest Resource Consultants, Inc., Bugwood.org; geological site - Kenneth M. Gale, Bugwood.orgBugwood.org

8 4. Protect Your Waterbodies Create Riparian Buffers Maintain your roads Implement your state’s Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs)

9 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: harmful and exotic pests Photo: US Forest Service Keep your woods healthy Maintain a diverse woods Don’t move firewood Use Pesticides appropriately

10 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: harmful and exotic pests Photo: US Forest Service Monitor for pests and signs of disease If you suspect something, collect samples Contact a professional

11 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: Tornadoes and Hurricanes Plant the right trees Plant in the right place Manage the structure of your woods

12 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: Drought Select drought and disease resistant species Thin your woods Control non-native and invasive plants Monitor and control invasive insects

13 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: Wildfire Keep it thin Fight fire with fires

14 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: Ice Storms Plant the right trees Plant in the right place Manage the structure of your woods

15 5. Protecting your woods from natural disasters: Floods Plant the right trees Plant in the right place Manage the structure of your woods

16 6. Call before you Cut Know your objectives Inventory your woods Keep your woods healthy Select the trees you cut carefully Protect your interests Comply with federal/state and local laws

17 7. Plan for the Legacy of your Woods Build your families connection to your woods Start to plan for the future of you land Share that plan with your family Find the right professionals to help you Consider trusts and conservation easements

18 8. Work with a Professional

19 Where to go for help? A consulting forester Local state forestry agency Extension forestry

20 Questions?

21 Thank you Include your contact information


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