Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Mike Mayernik
Swan Valley Connections 

Management of the Swan Legacy Forest

A Place for All: Continuing the Conservation Legacy


December 2, 2021

Andrea DeNino, Swan Valley Connections

Swan Valley Connections students in the Forests and Communities Course during the Landscape and Livelihood College Field Program went with Conservation and Stewardship Associate Mike Mayernik to the Swan Legacy Forest to practice tree identification, aging trees, and creating sustainable forest management plans. 

The smell of freshly cut limbs and trees wafts through the air as I walk through the project area. The low hum of the harvester, a large and impressive piece of logging equipment, works right over the hill. This is the first of what I, and Swan Valley Connections (SVC), hope to be many forest stewardship and restoration projects on the Swan Legacy Forest that can be used to engage students and other landowners by demonstrating examples of stewardship and property management.

Swan Legacy Forest (SLF) is the name SVC settled on for the 160-acre parcel of land now owned by SVC in the Swan Vall...

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