Land management plans are documents that can help landowners more efficiently and effectively manage properties of any size. They can be used to determine the effectiveness of management practices, stressing site evaluations, proper identification of the management challenges, and timely site monitoring. Most importantly, land management plans can save you time and money. They are also critical in supporting grant applicants and funding requests.
Land management plans also include a set of action plans to provide guidance and assessment of the goals of the property. They can help meet and follow state and federal regulations regarding land management practices as well as stormwater management requirements. These plans are perfect for property owners and managers, corporate and university campuses, parks districts, and municipalities.
The basic components of a land management plan include:
- General description of the land
- Soils on the land
- Plant communities and land cover types
- Stormwater management and green infrastructure practices
- Natural resource management
- Water management issues and opportunities
- Wildlife habitat
- Management goals and recommendations
- Work plans and budgets
- Vegetation and feature mapping
Types of plans can include:
- Tree risk management or assessments
- Ecological restoration and invasive species management or control
- Integrated pest management
- Stream and wetland management or mitigation
- Stormwater management or control measures
Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG) can assist with the development of land management plans to be implemented by land managers that best matches your land management goals while adhering to any relevant regulations.