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Forestry

Are you a non-industrial private forest landowner (or operator)? 

Non-industrial private forestland owners or operators are nonindustrial private individuals, groups, associations, corporations, Indian Tribes or other private legal entity who owns or manages land that has existing tree cover or is suitable for growing trees and is not currently developed for another land use. 

For most of our Farm Bill programs, land will be considered forest land if it is at least 1 acre in size, 100 feet wide with enough trees to be considered at least 10% stocked or has 25% tree cover with trees that are  mostly single-stemmed and would reach at least 13 feet in height at maturity.  In addition, cut-over forest land that is being regenerated either naturally or through tree planting, and abandoned farmland that is not currently being used for a non-forest purpose and is showing signs of natural succession could also be considered forest land. Refer to our General Manual Title 440 Part 502 Common Terms for more information on how to define land uses.

Go to the Forestry page for more info.

 

AgroForestry

Agroforestry is a unique land management approach that intentionally blends agriculture and forestry to enhance productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship. Agroforestry can be a key tool for farmers, ranchers, woodland owners, communities, and others who want to use sustainable strategies that enhance agricultural practices and protect natural resources.  More information can be found on the Agroforestry Strategic Framework fact sheet. (PDF; 1.8 MB)

Go to the Agroforestry page for more info.

 

Wildfire

Are you interested in what to do before wildfire strikes to help make your forest more resilient or are you in need of restoration after a wildfire?  Check out our Before the Fire and After the Fire Webpages.