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Owning and Managing Forests: A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters / Edition 2
     

Owning and Managing Forests: A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters / Edition 2

by Thomas J. McEvoy, Carl Reidel
 

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ISBN-10: 1559630825

ISBN-13: 9781559630825

Pub. Date: 10/19/2005

Publisher: Island Press

Owning and Managing Forests is both an accessible overview of the privileges, rights, and obligations that accompany forest ownership and a guidebook to help active forest owners and managers use laws to their advantage and avoid the pitfalls of expensive and exhausting litigation. The book is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of Legal Aspects of Owning and

Overview

Owning and Managing Forests is both an accessible overview of the privileges, rights, and obligations that accompany forest ownership and a guidebook to help active forest owners and managers use laws to their advantage and avoid the pitfalls of expensive and exhausting litigation. The book is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands, published in 1998 by Island Press and named Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owners Association.

This edition provides current information on recent changes in property, environmental, and tax laws, while also discussing new directions in forest management. It offers expanded treatment of topics including private property, searching property records, easements, estate planning, timber sale contracts, working with forestry professionals, and how to pass woodlands intact to future generations. The book also describes the many different facets of trusts, changes in forestland taxation methods, and new licensing and certification options. Included, too, is a section on avoiding disputes and how to use alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid costly, troubling, and time-consuming court battles.

Owning and Managing Forests provides clear and concise descriptions of often confusing concepts and difficult subjects, and addresses issues in a competent yet conversational tone. Anyone involved with owning or managing forestland will find the book an essential guide and reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559630825
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/19/2005
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword \ Carl Reidel
Preface and Acknowledgments
 

Chapter 1. Forestry: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 2. Private Property
Chapter 3. Acquiring and Owning Forest Lands
Chapter 4. Surveys and Boundaries
Chapter 5. Managing and Using Forest Land
Chapter 6. Forest-Management Contracts
Chapter 7. Ethics in Forestry Practice
Chapter 8. Forest Taxation
Chapter 9. Planning for Woodlands in Your Estate
Chapter 10. Settling Disputes
 
Appendix A. Extension Forestry Specialists in the United States
Appendix B. Attorneys General Offices in the United States
Appendix C. Internet Resources
Glossary
References
Index

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