As today’s landscape continues to change, there is an increased need to manage wildlife and forests. Many grants, cost share programs, and tax breaks may be available to landowners for managing their property.
Managing forest and wildlife can bring satisfaction, beauty, environmental quality, improved hunting, increased timber value, increased property value and many other benefits to the landowner.
FOrest Pest and Disease
Invasive Tree Pests and Diseases pose a serious threat to the trees and forests of Sherburne County. The best defense for our trees and forests is early detection by people who work with trees, those who enjoy the outdoors, and those involved in community education. Forest pest and disease management on private and public forests protects their economic, ecological, and social values. Through proper forest management practices, many potential pest problems are avoided. Forest health is promoted through practices that allow forests to recover quickly from natural or human-caused stresses and that provide for ecosystem stability. When serious pest problems are discovered, suitable treatments are applied to reduce the pest populations with minimal impacts on non-target organisms. Through this holistic, ecological approach to forest management, the long-term productivity