A management plan is a necessary component of natural resource management. A plan serves as a roadmap for landowners to meet their desired objectives. A management plan includes an individualized consultation with the landowner to determine their goals and aspirations for the property. Three Rivers Land Trust then performs a resource assessment to determine the current status and condition of the property. Specific and measurable management activities are developed based on the site assessment and landowner goals. Management activities are placed on a timeline, with price estimates, to give landowners a clear and sensible approach for meeting their property objectives.

Flexible plans to fit your land management needs

Examples of common management plans include:


Focal Species Wildlife Management Plans

Are you an avid deer hunter that wants to improve deer habitat? Or a landowner that wants to increase the number of flowering plants to increase the abundance of pollinators? A focal species management plan can help you meet those goals by providing species-specific information to transform your property into high-quality habitat for your desired species.


Conservation Plans

Interested in protecting soil health and water quality? Are you wanting assistance promoting native plant species and promoting ecosystem health? A conservation plan can provide information on site-specific activities to conserve the natural resources on your property.


Harvest Plans

Are you planning to have timber harvested? We can provide information to help guide involved parties through the placement of haul roads, skid trails, log decks, and stream crossings to minimize negative impacts on soil and water quality during a timber harvest.


Forest Regeneration Plans

Have you recently had timber harvested and wondering where to go next? We can provide information on site preparation and tree planting to meet your objectives.

Why plan?

Benefits of using a sound management plan when harvesting:

Without Proper Planning:

Harvest operations presented in this photo illustrate the adverse effects that can occur without proper planning and supervision. Soil productivity has been greatly hindered and extreme water quality issues are present.

With Proper Planning:

A well-designed skid trail that promotes soil health, protects water quality, and reduces erosion.

customized management plans made just for you


You property is unique, which means you need a unique management plan. To get started on meeting your land objectives, book a consultation today by emailing TRLT Conservation Lands Manager, Katie Stovall, at katie@trlt.org or call our office at (704)647-0302 today.


Email Conservation Lands Manager, Katie Stovall, at katie@trlt.org or call our office at (704)647-0302 for more information.