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Mailing Address:
Wappapello Lake Project Office
10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO 63966-9603

Project Office: (573) 222-8562
Visitor Assistance: (573) 778-5404
24-Hour Info Hotline: (573) 222-2139
Toll-Free: 877-LAKEINFO

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Timber Management Benefits

One of the many benefits of timber management will be the correction of poor management practices following the massive logging operations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This means the even aged forests of declining hardwoods will be replaced with sustainable uneven aged stands of mixed native tree species allowing for current and future wildlife use. The incorporated timber management program will provide several long-term benefits for the wildlife in the area. By eliminating competition from suppressed oaks and hickories and removing undesirable and over mature tree species in the area, valuable mast production can be improved significantly for wildlife populations. These timber stand improvement (TSI) activities will allow well producing oaks to be a dominant part of the forest canopy. The downed tree tops left after a timber harvest also have significant benefits for area wildlife. The resulting brushy areas offer great cover and nesting opportunities for a variety of birds, turkey, deer and den animals.

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