What do you want to do with your land? Improve habitat to attract bobwhite quail? Generate income for retirement? Develop a trail system for recreational use? Your vision for your forest will determine how you manage your land. And it will guide you as you set management priorities, decide how to invest your time and money, and communicate with the natural resource professionals who work with you. Whatever you envision for your forest, the best way to achieve your goals is to have a written forest management plan.