Information about environmental requirements relating specifically to establishments that operate timber tracts, tree farms, forest nurseries, and related activities, such as reforestation services and the gathering of gums, barks, balsam needles, maple sap, Spanish moss, and other forest products.
- Climate and the Impact on Forests
- Nonpoint Source Pollution
- Wetlands Silviculture
- Forestry Information from Other Sources
Climate and the Impact on Forests
- timber and other forest products,
- recreational opportunities,
- cultural resources, and
- habitat for wildlife.
U.S. agricultural and forest production are sensitive to changes in climate, including changes in temperature and precipitation, more frequent and severe extreme weather events, and increased stress from pests and diseases. Forests also provide opportunities to reduce future climate change by capturing and storing carbon, and by providing resources for bioenergy production.
Nonpoint Source Pollution
- removal of streamside vegetation,
- road construction and use,
- timber harvesting, and
- mechanical preparation for the planting of trees.
Management Guidance and Forestry Certifications
Forestry Information from Other Sources
- U.S. Forest Service, Forest ManagementExit
- USDA National Agroforestry CenterExit
- Forestry and Logging is part of the Agriculture sector (NAICS 11). Additional regulatory information may be available from the US Forest Service.