Against the dominant trend of clearcutting, high-grading, other "cut-and-run" logging, are a number of successful models of forest management that truly can sustain both landowner and forest. Below you will find links to some some resources to help you along this path.
Pioneer Forest is the largest private forest in the state of Missouri. For more than a half century, Pioneer Forest has practiced truly sustainable forest management, utilizing primarily a style of single tree selection that has generated a profit along with healthy, intact forests of increasing value.
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry is one of the world's leading centers contributing to the science underlying agroforestry. Agroforestry practices help landowners to diversify products, markets, and farm income; improve soil and water quality; and reduce erosion, non-point source pollution and damage due to flooding.
Rough Creek Farm
The Integrated Forest Management Practiced by Beth and Gary Anderson of Constantine Kentucky offers an excellent model for how small forest landowners in the Ozarks can manage their forests sustainably and profitably, with only a minimal impact on the land. Using a diversity of approaches, from innovative logging and horse logging techniques to growing mushrooms, the Anderson's have meticulously documented and shared their approach through their website.