DESIGNATED FOREST LAND and OPEN SPACE TIMBER
MANAGEMENT PLAN REQUIREMENTS
As a condition of approval of Designated Forest Land or Open Space Timber, owner
thereof will be required to submit a timber management plan prepared with the advice
and assistance of a farm forester, the soil conservation service or the agricultural
extension agent. Such plan will indicate the work to be done in managing the land
for maximum timber production and will include but not be limited to the following:
1. Location map and legal description
- A scale of 1" to 200' is desirable.
- A good legend should be included.
2. Soils information
- Soil data can be found in the San Juan Co. Soil survey.
- Site Index: Average height of a tree at a given age.
- Site Class: A measure of the soils ability to produce wood fiber.
- Resources may be: Forest Land Grades from DNR to SCS Woodland Suitability ratings.
3. Inventory of Present Condition
- What is currently present? Brush, trees or grass?
- List major tree species, their age and condition.
- A description of past logging up to 20 years ago.
4. Land owners 30 year plan
- Plans for harvesting and how it will be implemented.
- Plans for reseeding or replanting and how it will be implemented.
- Plans for thinning and how it will be implemented.
- Plans for construction of access roads for management and fire protection.
- Plans for carrying out other forest management practices so as to insure maximum
production from the timberland.
5. Timetable for Implementation
- List target date for accomplishments.
The timber management plan shall become a binding part of the application. Failure
to reasonably carry out the timber management plan shall be considered failure to
meet the conditions of approval of the Designated Forest Land application and may
cause withdrawal of the land from such status.