Do you have a forest?
The Family Forest Research Center, a partnership of the Forest Service, says that whether you have “just trees” that shelter native plants and animals, a bit of “woods” behind your house where the kids play and you cut firewood, or a “tree farm” that earns your family income, you are a forest owner. If you have an acre or more of land with trees on at least 10 percent of it, you have a forest. If you own that forest as an individual, a couple, a family partnership, or some other grouping of unincorporated individuals, you are a family forest owner.
What landowner assistance information and tools are available?
can help tribes, local government and nonprofit organizations to protect forest land to benefit the community.
- can help landowners develop a plan to care for your land.
- helps you protect your private forest lands from conversion to non-forest uses.
- helps you address water quality, soil erosion, and wildlife habitat issues related to agricultural uses.
- helps you voluntarily protect wetlands on private land.
- helps you overcome serious threats to natural resources on your land.
- helps you put trees and other vegetation to work on your land.
- supplies people who grow forest and conservation seedlings with the latest technical information.
- is a voluntary program for conservation-minded landowners who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural, nonindustrial private and Indian lands.
How can I find out more?