To some, forest management means only management for timber production. However, in its broadest sense, forest management means management of forested acres for the continuous production of goods and services such as wood, water, wildlife, forage, and recreation. Owners should assess their own objectives so that their management plans will meet these objectives. The following pages describe how to increase timber yields, improve wildlife habitat, protect watersheds, obtain greater enjoyment from owning land and, in certain circumstances, use the forest forage.

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