Your forest resources are an important asset to any landowner. Like any asset, it must be managed in order to appreciate in value over time. Today, many forestland owners consider their forestland assets as a multiple use commodity that provides important functions such as watershed protection, wetland enhancement, soil stabilization and wildlife habitat. Many forestland owners also have an interest in recreational enjoyment of their property, the aesthetics benefits that are associated with a properly managed forest and, just as importantly, want an economic return on their investment.
Other forestland owners have a more narrow focus on the management options and view their forestland as more of an economic asset with the associated returns. Whether one considers forestland ownership as a multiple use commodity or a single purpose investment, the Headwaters professional resource managers can assist you in identifying priority objectives and in balancing those objectives with the resource capabilities and meeting the individual landowner needs.
The Headwaters professional foresters can provide expert forest management assistance to the private non-industrial landowner. We offer a balanced approach to forest management that includes considerations for the landowner’s primary objectives and a focus on forestland as a multiple use asset. Good forest management practices enhance and compliment the development of well-balanced wildlife habitat and the Headwaters professional foresters have the experience to provide the right kind of management practices to enhance and improve habitat across different timber stand types. For today’s multi-use landowners, this balanced approach to forest and wildlife management is an important concept for implementation.
Headwaters professional staff also has extensive experience in the restoration and enhancement of bottomland hardwood timber types as a result of our significant forested wetland habitat restoration projects. We can provide the private non-industrial landowner the right type of management to enhance and accentuate these important habitats. The Headwaters staff provides the following forestry and wildlife management services: