The seedlings planted are red pine, white spruce, jack pine, and white pine. Most of the forest development work is focused on establishing and maintaining forest tree plantations. Young plantations may be replanted each year until full vegetative density is achieved. Most planting work is contracted out to tribal members. Other activities include release of plantations from competing vegetation, using brush saws or chainsaws, pre-commercial thinning of young pine stands, and timber stand improvement cuts in hardwood stands. Some of this work is completed by the fire crew, but much of this work is contracted out to tribal members.