Portals, paths and special places… Freya Forestry enhances natural and cultural heritage features in forested settings through positive impact softscaping and silviculture.
Freya Forestry identifies natural and cultural heritage features via field surveys and documentary sources. We believe in forging strong links between people and place and in helping property owners piece together the stories their land can tell. This includes Category A archaeological reconnaissance if required.
Natural and cultural heritage features include but are not limited to:
- historic walls and foundations
- geological anomalies
- unique habitat
Freya Forestry begins consultations with a GIS map of your forested property showing boundaries, topography and watercourses. Based on your interests and objectives, we incorporate natural and cultural features into a personalized forest-scape design. To facilitate the design process we can collaborate with you online within a secure cloud computing environment where access to project documents is under your control.
Forest-scape designs can be extended via timber inventories and stand management prescriptions for property owners participating in forest product markets and seeking tax incentives for managed woodlots. Where commercial timber production is the primary objective, joining a woodlot owners’ cooperative or a certified forest group is recommended. Freya Forestry will help you compare forest management program options and select one that best meets your needs and expectations.
Freya Forestry softscapes forest paths and destination points as specified by the property owner in the forest-scape design. We follow heritage conservation standards and ecosystem classification guidelines to maintain site integrity and forest aesthetics. A special place regardless of how small or seemingly insignificant can become the initiatory node of stewardship that invites us in and personally connects us with the forest.
Freya Forestry releases and prunes crop trees, plants seedlings, controls invasive species, distributes coarse woody debris, creates cavity trees, erects nest boxes, innoculates sites with edible fungi and bucks firewood. Where forest improvement activities are planned and implemented at the stand level, provincial funding may be available for woodlot owners to subsidize silviculture costs.
Freya Forestry monitors forested properties for land owners. We can be contracted by land owners requiring property status updates or institutions responsible for maintaining conservation easements.