ATFS Standard 1, Indicator 1.1.2
Management plans shall describe current forest conditions, landowner’s current objectives, management activities aimed at achieving landowner’s objectives, document a feasible strategy for activity implementation and include a map accurately depicting significant forest-related resources.

A forest management plan should include a map and/or aerial photograph that shows the location of the property and how the property can be accessed.  Boundaries should be clearly marked and described. Be sure to mark where any special sites are located and to show where streams or other water resources can be found.

Mapping My Land: Part 1 (American Tree Farm System)
In this presentation, Dr. James Jeuck explains how to use the My Land Plan mapping tool to create maps of your property.

Mapping My Land: Part 2 (American Tree Farm System)
This is the second part of Dr. James Jeuck’s presentation on using the My Land Plan mapping tool to create maps of your property.

How Do You Map Your Land? (American Tree Farm System)
Maps are an important tool for enjoying and managing your land. Learn more about creating maps.

The Ins and Outs of GPS (American Tree Farm System)
A GPS unit can help you map property boundaries and trails, measure areas for forest health activities like plantings, and even stay safe during outdoor activities.

Video: How to Make a Property Map with Google Maps (Oregon State University Extension Service)
This video teaches you how to use Google Maps to create a map of your property.

Maintaining Forest Property Boundaries (N.C. State Extension)
Maintaining property lines and boundaries is one of the simplest yet most often overlooked forms of protection from theft, trespass, and encroachment. This publication details how to maintain or reestablish property lines and includes details on the provisions of the N.C. Landowner Protection Act.

Map Your Land and Other Tools for Landowners (webinar) (American Tree Farm System)
This webinar offers tips on using the My Land Plan tool for mapping your land.

Marking Boundary Lines (video part 1)
In this first part of a series of 4 videos, N.C. Tree Farmer Rett Davis talks about why a landowner needs to know where property lines are located.

Marking Boundary Lines (video part 2)
In this second part of a series of 4 videos, N.C. Tree Farmer Rett Davis discusses how to locate property corners as well as how those corners may be marked or identified.

Marking Boundary Lines (video part 3)
In this third part of a series of 4 videos, N.C. Tree Farmer Rett Davis discusses locating property lines between corners as well as markings that may help identify the lines.

Marking Boundary Lines (video part 4)
In part 4 of this series, N.C. Tree Farmer Rett Davis talks about marking your property boundaries for no trespassing and demonstrates how he marks trees on his farm.

Topographic Maps (North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality)
This page provides information about topographic maps for the state of North Carolina that are available through the N.C. Geological Survey.

Protecting Your Forestland Asset: The NC Landowner Protection Act (N.C. State Extension)
The NC Landowner Protection Act (passed in 2011), does not change general trespass laws nor have any effect on lands which are not posted; the Act strengthens existing trespass law on private property by clarifying three elements.