FOREST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP MANUAL
Maps are valuable tools useful in managing woodland. In
fact, it is difficult to manage an area without a map which
shows property boundaries, soil types, topography, management
units (fields), acreage, etc.
There are several different types of maps available from
different sources. They are:
- Soil Conservation Service (SCS)
Scale 1" = 660'
These maps are available in the form of Conservation Plans
which identify farm boundaries, fields with acreages, land use,
- Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).
Aerial Photos - These are simply aerial photos at a scale of
1" = 660'
- Topography and Geology Maps - Available from:
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY
- Boundary or Property Maps.
Prepared by Registered Surveyors
- Forest-Type Maps.
Available from a forester based on field checks, shows various
forest types within a boundary. A forest type is a stand of
trees which has one or two species which make up a majority of
the stand, for example, Oak-Hickory.
- County Highway Maps.
Shows county and state roads, houses, etc. Available at a
scale of 1" = 2 miles
Available from the Bureau of Highways
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Last revised September 3, 1995.
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