Invasive Species Management
SRM creates and implements long-term management plans for our clients so that a balanced and diverse forest system is free to grow and develop. Utilizing a variety of strategies to control invasive species, we specialize in “wearing out” root systems as an alternative to harmful herbicides.
Trail and Road Layout
Forest Inventory and Appraisal
Forest inventory measures the size, volume, quality, and types of forest species on a property. An inventory lets a landowner know exactly what tools are available in his or her unique forest toolbox.
In order to reach the objective of sustainable forest vegetation, the impact of deer and other wildlife must be considered. SRM uses wildlife impact assessments, deer density studies, and deer fencing to address the growing influence of wildlife on our forestlands.
Water Quality, Erosion and Sedimentation Plans
High water quality is the direct result of all other sustainable forestry efforts. Water systems are greatly affected by erosion and sedimentation, nutrification (the flow of nutrients into the water), the impact of trails and roads, and more.
Continuous Forest Inventory
CFI monitors a forest over time in order to track growth. Specific inventory points allow the same trees to be repeatedly measured. Individual tree growth, mortality, in-growth (new trees), and the effects of wildlife can all be monitored. Common intervals are 1, 2, 5, and 10 years.
Boundary Line Work
In order to actively manage a forest, it is essential to know where the property begins and ends.
Most states have strong laws protecting landowners from willful, negligent, reckless, wrongful, or malicious pilferage of merchantable trees and timber. Yet it can and does happen.