Forestry

Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District supports the conservation of forest resources by providing the following programs:

 Woodlot Walks
FSWCD staff can visit your property to assist you with forest management and forest health concerns. These are brief site visits, lasting from 15 minutes to several hours. Common concerns include:

 

 Forestry Education
Project Learning Tree curricula are used by FSWCD staff to teach forestry lessons. We also participate in educational events for kids such as Outdoor Days and Arbor Day. For more information about Project Learning Tree, click here.

Forest Management Plans
FSWCD develops forest management plans (as staff time allows) for cooperators on property approximately 7 acres or larger. Forest management plans can include a forest inventory, harvesting prescription, assessment of wildlife habitat, firebreak or fuels treatments, soils description, and other information specifically requested.

 

 Annual Tree and Shrub Sale
Every spring, we sell conservation sized bare-root seedlings to the public and our cooperators. We try to provide as many local varieties as possible, and all of the plants sold are hardy species that will do well in our area. Many are native to Alaska or provide beneficial services such as wildlife food and habitat.