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Updated: October 18, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Converting Lawn to Wildflower and Pollinator Meadows

Converting lawn to wildflower and pollinator meadows helps develop wildlife habitat, reduces energy consumption, and saves property owners money. Providers of lawn conversion are listed here.
Updated: October 13, 2021

The Woods In Your Backyard Creating Natural Areas from Existing Lawn or Pasture - University of Maryland Extension Information Sheet

Are you a homeowner with a blanket of lawn you wish was occupied with natural vegetation and trees? This publication summarizes some of the features of the Woodland Stewardship Education's "The Woods in Your Backyard" program.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Providers Directory listings

This directory is developed by the Woods in Your Backyard Partnership and the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. This directory serves as a way to connect land owners and managers to green industry services providers. The directory has been organized by service and alphabetically. Click or tap on the icons below to access the listings.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Small Woodlot Tree Harvesting

Harvesting selected trees from your small woodland can provide firewood, enable chosen trees to thrive, help to control insects and diseases, and more. Small woodlot tree harvesting providers are listed here.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Portable Sawmill

Sometimes it's easier to have the sawmill come to your woodlands, especially for smaller jobs. Providers of portable sawmilling are listed here.
Updated: July 27, 2021

The Woods in Your Backyard Workbook

The Woods in Your Backyard Workbook is available for free download as a PDF with fillable fields. It can be used in conjunction with The Woods in Your Backyard guide or on its own to help property owners assess their natural areas and to determine how to reach their land care objectives.
Updated: July 27, 2021

Natural Resources Income Opportunities on Private Lands Conference

The proceedings and invited papers from this conference were intended as a natural resources handbook for landowners considering enterprise options. Agricultural and natural resources professionals can use the resource to enable them to better serve farm and forest landowners, rural community leaders, and others.
Updated: May 18, 2021

Enterprise Budget for a Family Firewood Business Spreadsheet & Worksheet

This spreadsheet presents a sample budget for a  family firewood business enterprise venture.
Updated: May 18, 2021

Enterprise Budget for a Family Firewood Business - University of Maryland Extension Brief #43

This information sheet provides an enterprise budget for a small business that will buy, cut and split logs, and deliver in cord quantities, primarily for home heating or fireplace wood.
Updated: May 18, 2021

Developing a Custom Portable Sawmill Enterprise Budget Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet presents a sample budget for a custom portable sawmill enterprise venture.