City of Gardner
95 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
ph: (978) 632-1900
Forest Stewardship Program
Stewardship Purpose

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.
Forest Stewardship Plans