IRM supports conservation based thinning and managing forestlands to protect old-growth, expand habitat for threatened species and provide timber and jobs for local economies.
IRM has extensive experience in westside plantation thinning and eastside fuel reduction thinning, two entirely different environments, needing site specific thinning methods.
IRM can help determine the best timing and approach.IRM can assist forest landowners in considering the short and long term benefits to the environment and the opportunity costs of restoration thinning.
- Thinning Prescription Analysis, Design and Layout
- Tree Marking (where necessary)
- Thinning using Lightfoot or Labor crews with chainsaws
- Thinning Supervision and Administration
Please visit our Projects: Habitat Restoration page for examples of Restoration Thinning Projects completed by IRM.