Management Plan for Harvesting of Big Leaf Mahogany in the Wild
The consulting team carried out an assessment of current logging operations and existing natural mahogany regeneration and enrichment planting on the Yalbac Ranch and Cattle Company lands. Based on this assessment, a plan was formulated in which annual felling coupes and annual allowable cut were identified and potential logging areas mapped as part of a sustainable harvesting program. Areas designated as sensitive such as wetlands and waterways were clearly demarcated and excluded for logging. Under current CITES regulations it is illegal to export mahogany in the round without a sustainable harvesting plan.