Upcoming Management Activities

FY 2021 – 2022 Management and Operational Activities

A wide range of timber management, silvicultural, and maintenance activities are undertaken to steward the Duke Forest. Below is a list of actions by division that are planned for the current fiscal year, which ends in June 2022. 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.

Division Activity
Blackwood Division
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday from September 27 until December 17, 2021)
  • Commercial thinning
  • Final harvest
  • Seed tree removals
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
  • Natural Heritage Natural Area monitoring
Durham Division
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday from September 27 until December 17, 2021)
  • Commercial thinning
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Regeneration counts (planted stands)
  • Prescribed burning
  • Seed tree removals
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Trail maintenance
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
  • Natural Heritage Natural Area monitoring
Korstian Division
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday from September 27 until December 17, 2021)
  • Commercial thinning
  • Boundary line maintenance
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Trail maintenance
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
  • Natural Heritage Natural Area monitoring
Edeburn Division (formerly Eno Div.)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management)
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Trail maintenance
  • Natural Heritage Natural Area monitoring
Hillsboro Division
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management)
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Resampling of forest inventory plots
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
  • Natural Heritage Natural Area monitoring
Dailey Division
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation from September 27 through January 1, 2022)
  • Herbicide application (boundary maintenance, invasive species management)
  • Roadwork and mowing
Other Projects
  • New Gate 34 installation
  • Painting gate posts and sign maintenance
  • Closure of unauthorized trails
  • Repairs/rehab of research infrastructure
  • Research site support and up-keep
  • Bridge repairs
  • Logging road repairs

 

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