From what I've read here, a number of people are managing their own woodlots. With that in mind, I wanted to share a few books that I keep returning to: Working with your woodland, a landowner's guide. Revised Edition. 1993. Beattie, Thompson, and Levine. This is the main book; several more recent books offer rephrased versions of this reference, but the detail is here. Introduction to forest ecology and silviculture. Second Edition. 2000. McEvoy This is a smaller, more digestible version, that works well with the book above. For some reason I found his examples easier the first time around, and made re-reading sections of the land owners guide easier. More than a woodlot, getting the most from your family forest. 2012. Long, with Barlow, Post, Snyder, Thompson, and Wooster. This is a new addition, and addresses those who own forest for reasons other than strictly profit. The above books address this viewpoint, but this book is built on this perspective. I have benefited from knowing and reading some of these authors over the years, and Long does a nice job of pulling their writing assignments into a structure that flows. The Tree. 2005. Tudge. I read this book when it first came out, and had to work at it (it borders on encyclopedic). Now I come back to it for bits and pieces, and am thinking it will be tackled again this winter. The myth of progress: toward a sustainable future. 2006. Wessels. This is getting further afield, but one of the better written books I've read, and has helped me enjoy my woodland more. Northern Woodlands magazine. A high quality, quarterly magazine that ranges from forestry to ecology, often taking me deep into topics I hadn't considered before. You can find some of the magazine online.