Natural Hazards

Preparing for Undesirable Natural Events

Natural disasters, invasive species, and insect and disease infestations can be detrimental to the health of a forest. Learn Plan Act has made these damage prevention and recovery plans available to landowners. Overgrowth of damaging plants and insects can also foster an unhealthy environment for your woods.  


Who should landowners reach out to learn more about keeping woodlands safe?

Your local forester is here to help you manage your land and create a plan to ensure your woodlands are protected.

What are some simple tactics to safe-guard woodlands?

Walk your land so you know what plants and species are there, so you can discuss with your forester, and check for brush that needs to be cleared. Look for areas on your property where trees are overcrowded, losing bark or foliage or starting to die.