A forest is a natural system that can supply a multitude of products and services. Forests supply water, mitigate climate change, provide habitats for wildlife (including many pollinators which are essential for sustainable food production), provide timber and fuelwood, serve as a source of non-wood forest products including food and medicine, and contribute to rural livelihoods.
Forest Management is a branch of forestry concerned with overall administrative, legal, economic, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects, such as silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for timber, aesthetics, recreation, urban values, water, wildlife, inland and nearshore fisheries, wood products, plant genetic resources, and other forest resource values. Management objectives can be for conservation, utilisation, or a mixture of the two. Techniques include timber extraction, planting and replanting of different species, building and maintenance of roads and pathways through forests, and preventing fire.
Ecoplan offers a wide range of Forest Management and Consultancy services to help forest owners make the most of their forest asset. From site reports, recommendations, valuations, or just general advice, Ecoplan will give you the information you need, and give you options.
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For more information and research on Forest Management, the UK Forestry Commission have a lot of good material Here