Getting Value From Your Forest

  • Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2014 Tax Year

    Tax laws on timber transactions are very specialized knowledge that are not commonly known. Yet they are important to timber owners in terms of the ongoing cost of owning and managing timber, forest stewardship and compliance to the tax law. This bulletin reviews the major federal income tax laws to help forest owners in filing their 2014 income tax returns. The information presented here is current as of September 30, 2014
  • Timber Prices

    Looking for timber prices in your area? Wondering what mills are offering for delivered logs? Want to know what loggers are paying for stumpage? Use this page to find links and explanations of what free information is available for your state. Also included is contact information for state authorites on timber prices, where available, and Sample Timber Contracts for the top 8 most popular states.
  • Timber Product Output (TPO) Reports

    Forest Inventory and Analysis Provides a large quantity of data on Timber Products.
  • Timber Harvesting

    Forest Products Sold and Harvested from the National Forests and Grasslands
  • Best Management Practices

    This technical guide is the first volume of guidance for the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Best Management Practices (BMP) Program. The National BMP Program was developed to improve agency performance and accountability in managing water quality consistent with the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and State water quality programs. Current Forest Service policy directs compliance with required CWA permits and State regulations and requires the use of BMPs to control nonpoint source pollution to meet applicable water quality standards and other CWA requirements.
  • Timber Contracts

    Included is contact information for state authorites on timber prices, where available, and Sample Timber Contracts for the top 8 most popular states.
  • Forest Inventory and Analysis

    FIA conducts this program of research to improve the understanding of the southern forest ecosystem. Government and private agencies utilize this data to monitor forest resources, forest use and forest health.
  • Markets

    The Office of Environmental Markets (OEM) is a new office created within the U.S. Department of Agriculture to catalyze the development of markets for ecosystem services.
  • BioEnergy & BioMass

    Our mission is to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and rangelands. Working with partners across public and private sectors, we create knowledge and technology to sustainably manage forest and rangelands to provide goods, services, and values now and into the future.
  • Ecosystem Services

    Healthy forest ecosystems are ecological life-support systems. Forests provide a full suite of goods and services that are vital to human health and livelihood, natural assets we call ecosystem services.
  • Private Landowners

    Forest Legacy Program (FLP) - protects private forest lands from being converted to nonforest uses.
    Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) - helps private forest landowners develop plans for the sustainable management of their forests.