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FOREST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP MANUAL

WOODLAND MAPS

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:

  1. Soil Conservation Service (SCS)
    Aerial Photos
    Soil Maps
    Scale 1" = 660'
    These maps are available in the form of Conservation Plans which identify farm boundaries, fields with acreages, land use, etc.
  2. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).
    Aerial Photos - These are simply aerial photos at a scale of
    1" = 660'
  3. Topography and Geology Maps - Available from:
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY
  4. Boundary or Property Maps.
    Prepared by Registered Surveyors
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Please send comments to: Duane Bristow (72711.1414@compuserve.com)