FY 2016 – 2017 Management and Operational Activities

A wide range of timber management, silvicultural, and maintenance activities are undertaken to manage the Duke Forest. Below is a list of actions by division that are planned for the current fiscal year, which ends in June 2017. Please note that we do not include on-the-ground harvest operations because we do not always know when the timber will be removed; a purchaser typically has up to 24 months from the date of the sale to do so.

Blackwood Division:

  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 26 – December 16, 2016)

Durham Division:

  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 26 – December 16, 2016)
  • Regeneration harvest sale areas (seed tree cuts, shelterwood cuts, selections, and clearcuts)
  • Seed tree removals
  • Thinning (pre-commercial and commercial)
  • Hardwood planting
  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Mechanical treatment of invasive species
  • Prescribed burning
  • Road work and mowing

Korstian Division

  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 26 – December 16)
  • Thinning (pre-commercial and commercial)
  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Road work and mowing

Edeburn Division (formerly Eno):

  • Thinning (pre-commercial and commercial)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Road work and mowing

Hillsboro Division:

  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Mechanical treatment of invasive species
  • Boundary line work
  • Road work and mowing

Dailey Division:

  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Boundary line work
  • Road work and mowing

Other Projects:

  • Shepherd Nature Trail work
  • Boundary line work
  • Painting gate posts and sign maintenance
  • Closure of unauthorized trails
  • Repairs/rehab of research infrastructure
  • Research site support and up-keep
  • Bridge repairs (Dailey, Durham)
  • Culvert replacements (Korstian)