Forest Stewardship Program


By enrolling in the Forest Stewardship Program and following a Stewardship Plan, the City of Gardner will be joining many other landowners across the state in a program that promotes ecologically responsible resource management through the following actions and values:
  • Managing for long-term forest health, productivity, diversity, and quality
  • Conserving or enhancing water quality, wetlands, soil productivity, biodiversity, cultural, historical and aesthetic resources
  • Following a strategy guided by well-founded silvicultural principles to improve timber quality and quantity when wood products are a goal
  • Setting high standards for foresters, loggers and other operators as practices are implemented; and minimizing negative impacts
  • Learning how woodlands benefit and affect surrounding communities, and cooperation with neighboring owners to accomplish mutual goals when practical