Doctored up the last update I got from my forester (Al), so it's got the old access route still laid out in it. I think the new landing will be in the left-most "optional" area (what I really want clear cut, but Al is reluctant to mark as such because the stand might be super thin when the oaks are all that's left down there).
The new access is the black/purple arrow on the North boundary.
I also want a meandering trail cut around the Southern edge of the property from the clear cut on the West over to the South end of the rifle range. My hopes would be to have some grouse, tree rat, and bunny hunting down there - in addition to promoting deer travel on known corridors surrounding what will end up various food sources (the big bucks bed on the ridge about 400' South of my South lot line). Al doesn't like crowding the sale documents and says it's easier to just tell the cutter what you want when they're present and have them bang it out vs trying to map it into the contract. Al's main thing is getting enough acreage on the sale to interest the buyers and then work out the fine points when they're cutting. That's also why my rifle range hasn't been laid out on the contract. It'll get done when they're there, but it's not on anyone's paper as being a rifle range for a few reasons.
"Clear Cut with reserves": is where red and white oak, and possibly maple - which are straight and single stems will be "off limits". So what we really have is a select cut only we're going down to the dirt with everything we're not leaving. My neighbor with a sugar shack is trying to buy up the other parcels on my block for more sap trees, so I'm thinking we're going to leave more maple to open the possibility of selling sap to him in the future.
Feel free to ask questions. I'll post updates and pics here as things progress.
We're going to have the "sit down" meeting with the logger next week, and boots on the ground in short order after that.