Shared Stewardship Strategy

Forest Stewardship

Forest stewardship is the engineering of healthy forests in an ecologically and environmentally responsible manner. Forest stand management is key to soil and water quality, wildlife habitat and the natural/aesthetic quality of the woods. Unhealthy stands lack resiliency, diversity and can lead to catastrophic fires resulting in poor soil productivity and an increased possibility of non-native species invasion. Healthy forests foster wildlife and plant diversity and promote more nutrient rich soils.

SW partners with various agencies by negotiating agreements and implementing contracts with qualified restoration specialists to carry out our mission of protecting the health and welfare of our forests for current and future generations.