LOGGING AND TIMBER HARVEST
For woodland owners, harvesting trees is an important financial decision. Each county in North Carolina has a county ranger who can help you with information about services and programs. Click here to obtain the contact information of county rangers, consulting foresters, licensed loggers, and buyers of timber.
Be wise in your woods! NC State University has a Guide to Selling Your Timber.
Click here to find a consulting forester through the NC Forest Service. A consulting forester keeps you informed and handles all aspects of selling timber, including finding a trained logger. They will assist you in finding a logger who has trained through the NC Forestry Association’s ProLogger Program.
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Explore the 23 land trusts in NC using this map and list of land trusts organized by county.
Because your land can be valued as timberland, and you may be eligible for property tax reductions. Check out NC’s Forestry Present-Use Valuation Property Tax Program to learn more. Also, explore EQIP in NC.
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is a non-profit organization working to protect wildlife and habitat by engaging citizens who value wildlife and wild places. Discover their Conservation Programs.
FORESTRY EXTENSION SERVICE
The NC Cooperative Forestry Extension, based in Raleigh, is a partnership between NC's two land-grant institutions: NC State University and NC A&T State University. The Forestry Extension is available to help you make informed decisions regarding the management, enhancement, and enjoyment of your forest and natural resources.
OTHER PROGRAMS FOR WOODLAND OWNERS
Are you looking for like-minded individuals to discuss woodland topics, practices, and issues? Visit NC’s National Woodland Owners Association
The American Tree Farm System provides valuable resources on how to be a forest steward. Visit the NC Tree Farm Program to learn more.