What is a Harvest Plan?

A Harvest Plan is different then a Management Plan in that a Harvest Plan spells out specific guidelines for a particular harvest of forest products. It does not contain the amount of detail found in a Management Plan, but effectively communicates to the landowner and the harvesting contractor what trees are to be harvested and how. It also considers skid-trail layout, landing and road location and post harvest clean-up. A Harvest Plan is generally a written document and appended to the contract.