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Policy and Ordinances

Policies, incentives, and regulations such as local timber harvesting ordinances can positively or negatively influence forest management.

This program provides information of a variety of legal and policy issues forest landowners  should be aware of. These issues include harvesting regulations (such as timber harvesting ordinances),timber theft, trespass laws, cost share programs, and other environmental regulations and incentives. Information is available for policy makers, landowners, foresters and other interested stakeholders.

If you are interested in learning more about municipal timber harvesting ordinances see publications. One addresses concerns on local officials and the other provides information for the forest community faced with ordinances.

This publication is designed to provide community leaders with a better understanding of forestry and timber harvesting and help them make administrative decisions that reflect forestry's important, ongoing role in sustaining open space throughout the state.