Forests provide important ecological, social, cultural, and economic benefits to our communities, which is why stewardship and conservation of these natural areas is important. Our staff play a key role in establishing new plantations throughout the watershed and carefully manage them to become beautiful mixed hardwood forests.
What is a Plantation?
A plantation is an area of trees that have been planted by people. At GSCA, plantations are established and managed to create healthy and sustainable forests for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Lifecycle of a Plantation
From the time seedlings are planted to when we see a majestic mixed forest, a plantation undergoes a series of changes and is monitored by forestry professionals throughout this lifecycle.
Benefits of Plantation Management
Plantations are established and managed on GSCA lands to achieve a variety of goals, such as to increase forest cover, create wildlife habitat, protect soil and water resources, and produce wood products.