Saint John’s Abbey Publications

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Forest Management


This paper describes and analyzes the 120 acres of conifer plantations at St. John's Abbey, defines the objectives of management and proposes a 10 year plan for the maintenance and improvement of the plantations. This management plan emphasizes the non-profit corporation's sense of stewardship with multiple use goals. The protection of natural resources is assumed. Aesthetic and recreational values are high priorities, yet educational uses, wildlife protection and timber production are also important considerations. The plan also assumes that forest management at Saint John's will be self-sustaining. Thus the revenue derived from harvesting and thinning will be used to support the management costs on the property.