section .0400 - FOREST MANAGEMENT


02 ncac 60B .0401          REFERRALS AND LIMITATIONS

The forest management program strives to provide forestry services to the largest number of landowners and forest product operators possible in order to bring more forest land under active management.  Accomplishment of this objective requires that all sources of assistance be used including those of private consulting foresters and other natural resource professionals.  The referrals to consulting foresters and the limitations of the Division of Forest Resources' (Division) services are as follows:

(1)           Whenever economic considerations and the landowner's objectives reveal that assistance by a private forester is practical, the landowner shall be referred to a consulting forester or other natural resource professionals.  The determination to refer shall be based upon a discussion with the landowner and examination of his forest land.  If services needed or desired are not offered by the Division, it shall be recommended to the landowner that a consulting forester be employed.  When any referral is made, a list of practicing consulting foresters shall be furnished to the landowner.

(2)           When forest management services are provided by the Division, a limit of five man-days per landowner during any 12 month period is imposed.  This five-day limit does not include custom forestry work performed by the Division for a fee or cost-share compliance checks.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-1002; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 6, 1980;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .0401 Eff. May 1, 2012.