COMPARTMENTS REDUX

19 Jul

This is a re-issue of a post from last September. Since we are in the home stretch of getting a plan together and we’ve hired a forestry consultant, I thought it might be of interest to those of you who are following the property forest and wildlife management efforts.

One of the requirements of the Managed Forest Plan (MFP) is to divide the map of the property into separate COMPARTMENTS. For the purposes of nature and wildlife management, areas on the property that have different characteristics should be treated separately. An individual compartment should have similar vegetation, soil and topography and be uniform in species composition, condition and age so they can be distinguished from adjacent compartments.

Our property seems to have every possible type of cover. My initial stab at dividing the property is on this map (crude, but remember, I’m at the cottage without any major tech tools)

MAP sept 14 COMPARTMENTS

This isn’t written in stone – I have one more day here and may change some boundaries.

CONIFEROUS FOREST – this could also be considered a plantation.

P1030417 DECIDUOUS FOREST

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OPEN FIELD AND SCRUB

P1030728

MIXED FOREST

P1030579

MARSH – this is the beaver pond area

P1030950

BOG OR FEN? This is the area some call the turtle pond

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