Tax laws on timber transactions are very specialized knowledge
that are not commonly known. Yet they are important to timber
owners in terms of the ongoing cost of owning and managing
timber, forest stewardship and compliance to the tax law. This
bulletin reviews the major federal income tax laws to help forest
owners in filing their 2014 income tax returns. The information
presented here is current as of September 30, 2014
Looking for timber prices in your area? Wondering what mills are offering for delivered logs? Want to know what loggers are paying for stumpage? Use this page to find links and explanations of what free information is available for your state. Also included is contact information for state authorites on timber prices, where available, and Sample Timber Contracts for the top 8 most popular states.
This technical guide is the first volume of guidance for the
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National
Best Management Practices (BMP) Program. The National
BMP Program was developed to improve agency performance and accountability in managing water quality consistent with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and State
water quality programs. Current Forest Service policy directs
compliance with required CWA permits and State regulations
and requires the use of BMPs to control nonpoint source
pollution to meet applicable water quality standards and other
FIA conducts this program of research to improve the understanding of the southern forest ecosystem. Government and private agencies utilize this data to monitor forest resources, forest use and forest health.
Our mission is to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and rangelands. Working with partners across public and private sectors, we create knowledge and technology to sustainably manage forest and rangelands to provide goods, services, and values now and into the future.
Healthy forest ecosystems are ecological life-support systems. Forests provide a full suite of goods and services that are vital to human health and livelihood, natural assets we call ecosystem services.
Forest Legacy Program
(FLP) - protects private forest lands from being converted to nonforest uses.
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) - helps private forest landowners develop plans for the sustainable management of their forests.