St. Inigoes State Forest

Forest Management

Forest Management Plan - St. Inigoes North​

Forest Management Plan - St. Inigoes South

The Jesuits managed the property for forest products, recreation and wildlife. The most recent harvest operations initiated by the previous owner include a 12-acre loblolly pine Seed Tree harvest and a 50-acre selection harvest for sawlogs in a mixed pine/hardwood stand. In the past the tenant farmers harvested wood products for heat and fuel purposes as well as lumber for barns, boats and houses.

Sixty acres of forest buffers were planted along drainage areas and shorelines at part of the Governor’s Forest Brigade tree planting initiative in 2011. In 2012, a 38-acre stand of mature loblolly pine was regenerated and replanted with pine by the Maryland Forest Service. Future forest management strategies will be to institute Sustainable Forest Management techniques that respect the full range of environmental, social and economic values of the forest.

There has been one commercial harvest on the property. A forty acre regeneration harvest that was reforested with loblolly pine.

The DNR- Natural Heritage Program maintains a database that indicates that no rare or endangered species were found on the property.

Firewood is allowed to be harvested on the property by the public, but a permit must be obtained prior to harvesting by contacting the MD DNR Forest Service at 301-880-2745 and there is per cord charge for firewood. All firewood harvesting is for personal consumption, and is limited to downed trees and slash from recent harvest.​​​