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1 The North Carolina Forest Service’s Role in the Forestry Present-Use Value Program Presented by Sean Brogan, NCFS Forest Management Branch Head NC Department of Revenue’s 2011 Advanced Real Property Seminar Friday, September 16, 2011 Greensboro, NC

2 North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services N.C. Forest Service Steven W. Troxler Commissioner Wib L. Owen Assistant Commissioner State Forester New website: “Contact Us” link leads to NCFS map and phone numbers:

3 “Will the NCFS Still Provide the Same Services?” Forest management assistance Water quality inspections Fire control/incident management Environmental education Costshare guidance Urban & community forestry Bottom line: most services will not change.

4 NCFS Providing Forest Management Plans Landowner-objective driven Statewide staffing levels Management plans vs. other priorities:  incident management (10-year avg. 5,000 wildfires on 25,000 acres)  insect/disease detection  water quality (5,000 inspections/yr)  reforestation  prescribed burning Plan delivery times can vary greatly

5 Other sources of forest management assistance:  NC Consulting Foresters List (on NCFS website)  Forestry Extension Specialists  Tree Farm Program  Woodland Owner Associations  Industry foresters Landowners can write their forest management plan for Forestry PUV Communication critical to meeting January plan submittal deadline for Forestry PUV NCFS Providing Forest Management Plans

6 “Who Decides if Landowners are Meeting the Forestry PUV Requirements?” Legal responsibility of county tax office (not NCFS) Counties can hire consultants NCFS can provide supporting info (ex. from “4220 database”)

7 “What can Tax Offices do to Make Forestry PUV Program Run Smoothly?” Stress timber harvesting requirements Stress January deadline for plan submittal Talk with County Ranger (ex. backlogs; re-assessments) Stagger re-assessments

8 “What can Tax Offices do to Make Forestry PUV Program Run Smoothly?” Provide the “NC Forestry PUV Property Tax Program” Woodland Owner Note (8/2011) Provide NC Consulting Forester’s List (“might get plan quicker…as well as services that NCFS may not provide”)

9 “Estimated changes in development in North Carolina, 2010 to 2030.” (From the 2010 North Carolina Forest Resource Assessment) Remember: The Forestry PUV Program is critical to “keeping working forests working”!

10 Thanks for your time and all of your assistance. Questions? Sean Brogan


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