Having worked for 35 years to manage cultural and natural resources for the National Park Service, David appreciates that value of having a sound management plan for his own property. He has numerous goals related to sustainable forest management on the property, including timber production, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, aesthetics, and soil and water protection.
Climate Change Impacts
Challenges and Opportunities
David and Jake worked with NIACS staff to use the Adaptation Workbook to consider potential management actions for the property and integrate these into a new forest management plan that will inform future activities. A number of options are being considered, including the potential to incorporate tree species with more southerly distributions that are not currently present in Maine.