Woodland Management Plan

The LLCOA operates a tree farm on about 600 of our 660 acres. This allows us to keep this acreage in a more-or-less wild state while lowering our property tax liability dramatically, compared to what we would be paying if it were assessed as residential or commercial property. We have to show “active devotion to agriculture.” This means we can’t just leave the woods alone to grow, but must do things a farmer would do, including harvesting and weeding. Our “Woodland Management Plan,” which you can download just below, explains all this in detail. It was prepared by our new foresters, Andy Bennett and his team at Ridge and Valley Forest Management.
LLCOA Woodland Management Plan (For years 2022 onward)
LLCOA Woodland Management Plan, App. A
LLCOA Woodland Management Plan, App. B and C
This Woodland Management Plan will replace the “Forest Stewardship Plan” which we have been guided by for over twenty years. That plan was prepared by our previous forester, Duke Grimes, who is retiring and did not wish to undertake a new twenty-year plan with us at this point. If you are curious, you can download this previous plan here:
LLCOA Forest Stewardship Plan (Years 1990 – 2021)
The Plan was amended in 2015 to incorporate the timber work and other activities associated with the Golden Winged Warbler Habitat Project, and that amendment is in this link:
Habitat Project Amendment to FSP

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