Our 2016 Annual Meeting was followed by a walk through the Schiffman Woods Forestry Stewardship Project on West Road with forester Peter Tucker.

Schiffman Woods trail map
Schiffman Woods trail map

Schiffman Woods is our newest project. In 2012, the Schiffman family generously donated ten acres on West Road between the Shepard farm and the Wilcox farm, almost adjacent to Alford Springs. Since then we have worked with board member and local forester, Peter Tucker, to develop a Forestry Stewardship Plan for the land. Our regional office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service has agreed to cost share in a three year program with the Alford Land Trust for land management practices, particularly invasive species controls. We hope to create and maintain a trail (see above map) around the property including a boardwalk through the wetlands. Below are links to the Schiffman Woods Project documents.

Property Overview

Stewardship Goals

Forest Description

Management Plan

Map of Schiffman Woods Forestry Stewardship Plan to be managed by Alford Land Trust
Map of Schiffman Woods Forestry Stewardship Plan to be managed by Alford Land Trust