WMA Forest Management Prescriptions

LDWF's draft forest management prescriptions for Bayou Macon, Boeuf, Dewey Wills, Little River, Russell Sage and Sandy Hollow WMAs are now available for review (see documents below).

The prescriptions detail proposed methods to improve, maintain, and sustain wildlife habitat while providing quality wildlife-oriented recreational improvements and growing quality timber resources for the long-term.

Each prescription includes a description of the area to be addressed within each WMA, the current condition of each forest type found within the area, the soil types and hydrology of the area, and wildlife habitat conditions. Plans also include management objectives, management concerns, and how areas of concern will be addressed to enhance or sustain the forest and wildlife habitat. Timber harvest is often the most feasible means of manipulating forest habitat to provide short and long-term benefits for the management of wildlife.