A key element in assisting landowners with developing their plan and managing their property is a map.  Properly created maps enable landowners the ability to manage their property in an efficient/cost effective manner.  Various types of maps can be created depending upon the needs, goals, and objectives of the landowner.   Many land management activities are based upon a per acre price.  Having a quality map with the proper acreages allows landowners the ability to ensure accurate accounting and billing for management services.

FES utilizes state of the art GIS desktop software and GPS field computers to assist landowners with the precise mapping of their property.  Some examples of the types of maps utilized by landowners and created by FES are:

Type of Map Description
Endangered Species Location and management buffers of endangered/threatened species such as the gopher tortoise, bald eagle, etc.
Exotic Species Location, treatment, and evaluation of the spread of invasive exotic species.
General Property A general map of the property typically with the property boundary overlaid upon a current aerial.
Habitat Management Maps delineating current and future habitat status and objectives for a property.
Hunting Club Site specific maps to aid hunters in determining the best place to hunt.  Can include various amounts of information including but not limited to; location of food plots, vegetation edges, road networks, and latitude/longitude points to help the hunters have a successful and safe experience.
Location Location and general description of the property.
Management History History of past management practices on the property to determine a baseline for future management needs. 
Mitigation Determination of mitigation areas and the management practices to take place within.
Prescribed Burning Detailed maps of burn blocks including but not limited to smoke management maps, firelines and their status, proximity to smoke sensitive areas.
Reforestation Detailed acreage determination and site map for tree plantings. 
Restoration Various management maps detailing treatment areas to aid in the restoration of a site. 
Site Detailed acreage determination and site map for various site.
Preparation Preparation methods such as chemical applications and mechanical treatments (mowing, chopping, etc.) 
Soils Site specific soils data obtained from NRCS overlaid upon a current aerial.
Stand Type The landowner’s property compartmentalized into separate stands for ease in delineation of management practices. 
Timber Inventory Mapping to aid in the accurate estimation of timber volumes and value through timber inventories and valuation. 
Topography Determination of the topography of a property utilizing USGS data. 
Wetland Delineation Determination of location and proper boundaries of wetlands. 

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