Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances

Timber harvesting is regulated by a fraction of Pennsylvania's local governments, but more municipalities are beginning to regulate harvesting in order to maintain forests for future generations.
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Updated: September 18, 2017

Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances

Timber harvesting is regulated by only a small fraction of Pennsylvania's local governments, but as residential development increases, more municipalities may begin to regulate timber harvesting in order to maintain Pennsylvania's woods for future generations. This publication discusses the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and recent forestry amendments; local government structure; zoning ordinances; types of land uses; applying for a permit; appealing the denial of a permit; developing a timber harvesting ordinance; unreasonable timber harvesting provisions; and how to work with local governments. A model timber harvesting ordinance is also provided.

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