Timber Overview

Timber Cutting ProjectThe Timber Management goal on the forest is to maintain tree stands in a manner that promotes and achieves a diverse pattern of vegetation that best meets the needs of people now and in the future. Specific objectives for managing the forest resource of National Forest System lands are:

(FSM 2400 - Timber Management, Washington DC Headquarters)

  1. To provide a continuous supply of National Forest System timber for the use and necessities of the citizens of the United States.
  2. To provide an even flow of National Forest System timber in order to facilitate the stabilization of communities and opportunities for employment.
  3. To manage and provide for regeneration of tree stands.
  4. To maintain a diversity of forest vegetation types and resources consistent with forest plans.
  5. To plan and conduct cost-effective timber sales and other timber management activities.
  6. To restore and maintain healthy forest conditions through the reduction of hazardous fuels.