Group: NH Timberland Owners Asscociation
When: Saturday, June 9, 8 am-2 pm
Where: Bartlett Experimental Forest, Bartlett, NH
Cost: Free (registration required)
Details: Join forest industry specialists for an informative tour about how forest silvicultural objectives are met. This tour will observe three different timber sales that were made over varying time scales. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to join WMNF and NHTOA staff for a guided hike in the Bartlett Experimental Forest. Timber Sale 1: Observe a timber sale before active management has been initiated - Hear how objectives were formulated and what silvicultural actions have been prescribed to meet the objectives. Timber Sale 2: Observe an active timber harvest – The focus is on how management prescriptions are being implemented, the equipment involved in timber harvesting, and how best-management practices apply in the woods. Timber Sale 3: Observe a timber sale post-harvest – Discussion focuses on the current status of a harvested site (forest health, wildlife habitat), how much volume was removed, forest regeneration, and what kind of forest products came out of the timber sale.