Forestry Services

Rocky Mountain Wood Company assists clients in management of land for high-value forest products, long-term revenue, wildlife habitat, aesthetics, and recreation.

At Rocky Mountain Wood Company, we offer a unique approach to managing woodland by considering natural processes and site ecology into the project planning process.

By incorporating your goals and offering specific results, you can be certain that you will be satisfied with the decisions you make with us for your land.

The gift of well-managed land is a result that grows better with time.

Rocky Mountain Wood Company provides conservation management services including timber harvesting, mowing, field creation, project planning, and long-term management planning. Our approach is thorough, thoughtful, ecologically-based, and professional.

Contact us for details regarding your property's potential.

Sites are located throughout Southern New England that display our work.
At Rocky Mountain, we consider our approach unique in our consideration for natural ecological settings and our ability to meet the specific goals of landowners for project outcome.

 

Harvesting Services

As a service and products firm working for your interests, Rocky Mountain Wood Company will strive to arrange projects to meet your objectives. Goal orientation, project design and permitting are three initial steps in the process. Later steps include matching the best equipment to the project, designing an appropriate contract, working under appropriate site conditions, and wrap-up. It is our goal to assure our customers the best project results to achieve the best ecological conditions, and to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Rocky Mountain Wood Company often performs woodland harvesting projects, forest improvement projects, and habitat management projects.

 

Management Planning

Management planning is used in conservation to describe a site, consider goals, and design a series of activities to be completed over time to reach a desired outcome.

 

Often, management activities include boundary identification, mapping, vegetation management, monitoring, and reevaluation.

Vegetation management is generally carried out through forestry practices, mowing, brush cutting, or clearing. Forestry may produce revenue, while brush cutting, clearing, and mowing are generally performed at a cost to a landowner.

All of these activities are incorporated into a management plan in order to reach a future desired condition of land. The desired condition may be a well-stocked mature forest, a forest with a healthy canopy and tree regeneration developing on the forest floor, or a vigorous field free from invasive species.

The timeline considered in a management plan is important for planning not only work to be completed, but also in planning expenses and revenues to be generated from management.

5, 10, and 20 year management periods are common; forest maturity often spans several management periods. In Massachusetts, the management period for current-use assessment is ten years, at which time a Forest Management Plan needs to be prepared with a reevaluation of your property.

Forest management incorporating natural processes takes patience; goals are often accomplished over several years or decades. In some management strategies, mature trees are harvested after over 200 years of growth.