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Managing your Woodlands


FREE “Managing your Woodlands” handbook & companion DVD, “Landowner’s Guide to Sustainable Forestry”

Mananging Your Woodlands

Appalachian Voices is pleased to announce the second edition of “Managing Your Woodlands: A Guide for Southern Appalachian Landowners” with companion DVD “Landowner’s Guide to Sustainable Forestry: Maximizing Profits While Protecting Water Quality”.

These guides serve as manuals for private forest landowners who strive to be good stewards and would like to learn about alternative methods for managing and maintaining a healthy forest. These are also excellent resources for organizations who wish to publicize the importance of sustainable forestry in our region.

This second edition of "Managing Your Woodlands" shares insightful information on forest management plans, working with foresters and loggers, management options and techniques, forest ecology, forest health problems, economic considerations, and financial incentive programs for good management. It also features a resource section to connect landowners with people, organizations, and information to assist you to make decisions about your forest land.


  • Greatly expanded resources section
  • More on the economics of sustainable forestry
  • More about management plans
  • Tips for small landowners
  • Profitable non-timber forest products
  • Real world success stories of sustainable forestry
  • New layout and graphics

The companion DVD "Landowner's Guide to Sustainable Forestry: Maximizing Profits While Protecting Water Quality" is a new documentary film by the Model Forest Policy Program. A guide for landowners, consulting foresters, citizen groups, watershed organizations, and community leaders, this excellent DVD allows the viewer to see real life examples of sustainable forestry and protection of water quality, our most critical natural resource. The film features foresters and landowners from around the country, but particularly Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. This includes 3 versions: TV-length: 28 min. 46 sec. (with emphasis on water quality), a Standard Presentation: 22 min. 45 sec., and a Promotional Presentation: 1 min. 31 sec.

If you are interested in making a long-term investment in your forest, in protecting its health and beauty, in producing high quality goods for the local economy, in protecting wildlife habitat, water quality, and mitigating global warming, or just leaving the gift of a healthy and valuable forest to our future generations, then please contact us!

If your organization would like to help publicize this resource to your members and supporters, please contact Caitlen Nelis at Appalachian Voices. We would be happy to provide a speaker for your event and other outreach materials.

For more information on the handbook, contact Appalachian Voices at or call us toll-free at 877-APP-VOICE.