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Managing forests saves forests.

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Organizations and programs to help you.

Wooded land doesn't have to cover hundreds or thousands of acres to provide richness and diversity of life. Smaller acreages can have big impacts too!

If you are one of the 6 million landowners in the United States who own 1 to 10 acres, then the Backyard Woods program is for you.

Whether you want to enhance the scenery in your backyard woods, provide superb habitat for wildlife, or even use your land as an extra source of income, the Backyard Woods program can assist in bringing your vision to life.

Backyard Woods inspires landowners with a 44-page guide and detailed tip sheets that cover 12 topics. Learn how to develop a master plan, protect property from wildfire, plant properly, and much more.

Download a free guide today.

Did You Know?

Forests cover one third of the United States. Ownership is diverse with:

  • 49 percent in private ownership
  • 19 percent in national forests
  • 23 percent in other public ownership
  • and 9 percent held by forest industry

Backyard Woods owners comprise 60 percent of all U.S. private forest landowners.

Your woodlot is, in fact, an historical document which faithfully records your personal philosophy.

Aldo Leopold

In cooperation with:
USDA Forestry Service Northeastern Area National Association of Conservation Districts