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

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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.<BR>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.<BR>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.<BR>

About the Author

Thom J. McEvoy is associate professor and extension forester at the University of Vermont.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559630825
Subtitle:
A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters
Foreword:
Reidel, Carl
Foreword by:
Reidel, Carl
Foreword:
Reidel, Carl
Author:
McEvoy, Thom J.
Author:
McEvoy, Thomas J.
Author:
Reidel, Carl
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Forest management
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Forestry law and legislation
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Subject:
Trees
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20050930
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Trees and Shrubs
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Trees

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