What do you want to do with your land? Do you want to generate income to send children or grandchildren to college? Improve wildlife habitat or enhance biodiversity? Create a peaceful weekend getaway? Whatever you hope to achieve with your woodlands, it helps to have a plan. Forest Health – Community Wealth is a learning tool to help achieve your goals for forest ownership beginning with a self-assessment to determine where your interests lie. American Forest Foundation’s My Land Plan can help you explore and discover how to manage your woodlands. It provides easy to use tools guide you to map your land, set goals, keep a journal and connect with woodland owners and foresters.
Read further in the sections below to learn about the importance of planning so that you can develop a strategy for achieving your goals.