When people acquire forestland they often lack information on what to do with their new property. Long-time woodland owners are often equally at loss when they decide to actively manage their woods for the first time. Some woodland owners wish to do little with their woods. Other owners want to do everything. The 10 steps presented here, suggest important information to obtain and the first things to do if you want to care for your woods with active management. Follow the steps and you will also learn what is feasible both for your land and your pocketbook.