W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, Yadkin River, Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Forest Management Plan. Part of the Master Plan.
Design memo. no. 11.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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The objectives of the management program are to increase the value of all reservoir lands for recreation and wildlife and to promote the growth of timber through silvicultural and accepted conservation practices. This requires the management and development of the project forest lands to their fullest potential, insofar as their resources for recreation forest and vegetative cover are concerned. This necessarily involves management for development of wildlife and scenic values, control of soil moisture, precipitation runoff and control of erosion. This will provide forests which will be impressive and beautiful and which will produce and retail of the land a healthy forest stand at its maximum capacity. The first step will be to eliminate undesirable and deformed trees by selective cutting. Ultimately, a healthy forest will be maintained by development thinning. Forest management will not be dictated by requirements for sustained yield. These objectives will apply to all forest lands of the project whether or not developed or licensed.
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