Forest Management Planning in the State of Florida

The best way to manage a forest is to have a plan to help guide you. FES℠ is able to develop various forest and land management plans based upon the landowner’s individual desired results for their property.

Forest and Land Management Planning

Forest and land management planning allows landowners the ability to evaluate their management needs based upon the current status of their property and their stated goals and objectives. Forest and land management planning also allows the landowner to project the various costs and/or revenue that will need to be accounted for while managing their property.

Having a forest management plan in place, and implementing the recommendations properly will enhance the chances of successfully managing a property. This allows landowners to achieve their desired results.

Forest and Land Management Plans

FES℠ is able to develop various forest and land management plans based upon the landowner’s individual desired results for their property. We work closely with landowners to develop their plan and guide them through the implementation of the prescribed management practices. Our relationships with local, State, and Federal agencies allow us the ability to locate possible avenues for landowners to participate in cost-share programs to offset management costs as well.

Florida Land Steward Program​

FES℠ is also a proud sponsor and advocate of the Florida Land Steward Program. The purpose of the Florida Land Steward program is to assist landowners in managing their lands for long-term environmental, economic, and social benefits.

Florida Land Steward Program

Florida Forest Service Stewardship Program

One partner within this program, The Florida Forest Service (FFS), oversees the FFS Forest Stewardship Program enabling eligible landowners to receive a Florida Forest Stewardship Management Plan written by a private forestry consulting firm such as FES℠, at no cost to the landowner. Also, once a plan is written and approved, the landowner’s property is ranked higher in certain State and Federally funded cost share programs as recognition for being a Stewardship Forest. Gainesville Regional Utilities Biomass Facility also offers landowners $0.50 per ton more for timber harvested from Stewardship Forests. For more information regarding this program, please utilize the following link: Florida Forest Service Stewardship Program

Certified Technical Service Provider​

Joseph Gocsik, TSP-16-21717, is also a Certified Technical Service Provider (TSP) with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA NRCS). Through this partnership, Joseph is able to develop Conservation Planning Activities (CPAs), Design and Implementation Activities (DIAs), and Conservation Evaluation and Monitoring Activities (CEMAs)for landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)  Having a CAP 106 Management Plan prepared for a property allows the property to receive national points from the USDA NRCS, and therefore ranks the property higher when applying for future cost share opportunities to implement management practices.

Conservation Activity Plans

Assistance with Forest and Land Management Planning

FES℠ is able to develop various Forest and Land Management plans based upon the landowner’s individual desired results for their property. Contact us for more information.