Sustainable Timber Management

Our process: utilizing positive impact forestry to mitigate forest threats

We believe timber management needs to be implemented as positive impact forestry and that it is an important part of a sustainable future for our forest.

Our methods emphasize sound ecological management over other profit and production driven forest management approaches. Timber management that has a positive impact means harvesting in a way that sustains or improves all of the ecological benefits a forest should provide, along with the long term timber prospects of the forest. Much of our forestland has been clear-cut or high-graded in the past (where the best trees are cut and less healthy trees remain). This has left much of the forest lacking in species diversity, in structural diversity, and of diminished health.

Here are just a few examples of how positive impact timber management can restore each of these factors:

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Our Mission

EcoForesters is a non-profit professional forestry organization dedicated to conserving and restoring our Appalachian forests.