Forests for the Bay

Daniel Cleveland owns 105 acres in the Erin, New York, which is in northern most regions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed near the Chemung River. Dan has been using his stewardship plan to manage and improve his woodlands for the last 14 years. In that time he has also become American Tree Farm certified and enrolled in the New York State Forest Tax Law 480A, which requires a ten year commitment to forestry. Although he lives far from the Chesapeake Bay, his commitment to his woodlands greatly benefits the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its largest tributary, the Susquehanna River, while also allowing him to enjoy one of his hobbies. Dan is an avid bird watcher.

Cleveland Property

[+] How did you get started conserving your woods?
[+] What did you want to accomplish by conserving your woods?
[+] What has been the biggest improvement in your woods since you started?
[+] What lessons have you learned along the way?
[+] Was it as hard as you thought before you got started?
[+] Were there any surprises along the way?
[+] What would you tell others who are thinking about managing and conserving their woods?
[+] Would you do it all over again?
[+] What has been most difficult about caring for your woodland?
[+] What do your neighbors, family and friends think?
[+] What has it been like working with natural resource professionals and foresters?