The forest management program provides forestry services to landowners and forest product operators in order to bring more forest land into active management. Accomplishment of this objective requires that all sources of assistance be used including those of private consulting foresters and other natural resource professionals. The referrals to consulting foresters and the limitations of the North Carolina Forest Service services are as follows:

(1) Whenever economic considerations and the landowner's objectives reveal that assistance by a private forester is more beneficial, the landowner shall be referred to a consulting forester or other natural resource professionals. The determination to refer shall be based upon a discussion with the landowner and examination of their forest land. If services needed or desired are not offered by the Department, it shall be recommended to the landowner that a consulting forester be employed. When any referral is made, a list of consulting foresters shall be furnished to the landowner. To be added to the list of consulting foresters, a person shall fill out an application found on the website ( with their name, forestry NC Forester Registration Number, name of firm, mailing address, telephone number, school attended, and forestry activities offered.

(2) Forest Management services may be limited pursuant to 02 NCAC 60B .0804.


History Note: Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-1002;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 6, 1980;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .0401 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.