Upcoming Management Activities

FY 2018 – 2019 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 2019. 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
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 24 – December 14, 2018)
  • Prescribed burning
  • Boundary line work
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
Durham
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 24 – December 14, 2018)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management, competition control)
  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Prescribed burning
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Natural heritage monitoring
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
Korstian
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation Monday – Friday, September 24 – December 14, 2018)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management)
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
Edeburn
  • Commercial thinning
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management)
  • Roadwork and mowing
Hillsboro
  • Regeneration counts (naturally regenerated and planted stands)
  • Herbicide application (invasive species management)
  • Roadwork and mowing
  • Natural heritage monitoring
  • Walnut twig beetle monitoring
Dailey
  • Deer management (closed to all public recreation September 8 – January 1, 2019)
  • Herbicide application (boundary maintenance, invasive species management)
  • Commercial thinning
  • Roadwork and mowing
Other Projects
  • Painting gate posts and sign maintenance
  • Closure of unauthorized trails
  • Repairs/rehab of research infrastructure
  • Research site support and up-keep
  • Bridge repairs (Korstian, Durham)

 

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