Non-Regulatory Approach to Deer Yard Management on Industrial ...

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NH Fish & Game

Technical Assistance

ong>Nonong>-ong>Regulaong>toong>ryong> ong>Approachong> ong>toong> ong>Deerong>

ong>Yardong> ong>Managementong> on Industrial Forest

Lands

Will Staats

NH Fish & Game


• Experimental

cutting 1948

• Outreach ong>toong> paper

companies

• Offer technical

assistance of

Biologist/Forester

• Brown Company

first cooperaong>toong>r

Hisong>toong>ry:


• Involves multiple

large landowners

• Paper Companies no

longer in NH

• TIMOS

Today:


• Meet with land

managers and review

harvests

• Identify potential

conflicts

• Design prescription

• Layout

• Moniong>toong>ring

Current Process


• Importance of

developing

relationships

• Willingness ong>toong> listen

and respect others

• Exercise diplomacy

Lessons Learned


Lessons Learned Continued

• Willing ong>toong> perform

work alongside

foresters

• Equipment

adaptability

• Importance of

communication ong>toong>

the woods crew


Related Benefits

• Educational and

cooperative opportunities

• Conservation Easements

• Good Forestry

publication

• Landowner relations


• Land turnover

• Aging softwood cover

• Lack of long range

management plans

Challenges


Challenges Continued

• Limited expertise within

Department

• Time commitment

ong>Deerong> feeding

ong>Nonong>-industrial

landowners harder ong>toong>

reach

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