assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question SOCIO-3, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question SOCIO-3:

How do current policies, regulations, and laws affect forest resources and their management?

  James Granskog and
  Terry Haines (MGRs)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording

  Contact Question Mgr.

  July 2000 update

  Oct 2000 update

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Examine the implications of tax code (income, death, and property) on the structure and management of forests. Especially important is the influence of inheritance taxes on fragmentation of forests.
  2. Examine the impacts of cost-share programs that are designed to encourage forest management and forest cover.
  3. Examine effects of current use property tax valuation in keeping land in forest cover.
  4. Examine state and local regulations and laws that define landowner responsibilities in managing forests. This includes, local and state regulations, zoning, agricultural regulations, and environmental regulations, in addition to specific forest policies.
  5. Address linkages between the answer to this question and the impacts on terrestrial ecosystems.
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