Individual Forest Landowners
Upon requests from landowners, site visits will be made and forest conditions inspected. Forest measurements can be made to determine tree sizes, density, and other forest attributes. Conditions of spruce bark beetle and other insect and disease conditions will be recorded. Potential hazards in the event of wildfire will be noted. Observations about wildlife habitat and usage will be made.
Information collected from site visits can be incorporated into a Forest Stewardship Plan. The plan has a ten-year outlook and will follow the landowner's goals. There are no land-use expectations, and logging, road building, and public access are not required. Spruce bark beetle conditions and treatment options are covered. Recommendations for tree planting and tree care are provided. Suggestions for wildlife habitat improvements are provided. Information about compliance with Alaska's Forest Resources and Practices Act is furnished. There is no fee or obligations for Forest Stewardship Plans, but landowners are asked to sign the plan stating their intention that activities will be consistent with the plan.
Residence Before Defensible Space Thinning
Residence After Defensible Space Thinning
Landowner and planted seedling
Plan discussion with landowner