No property is the same, sometimes you may need specific information for your property. This page serves as a place where you can find information. I will add to it periodically as I find information or as it is requested.
If you are interested in having a forest that is certified sustainable, recognizes as having good stewardship or recognized for extended family ownership browse the list below.
Partnership with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, US Forest Services, and other Federal and State agencies that recognize sustainably managed forests for various objectives. More information can be found at: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/forestry/forest-stewardship/
Has your property been in your family for more than 100 years? If you answered yes, your property may be eligible for the Arkansas Century Farm Program. More information can be found at: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/arkansas-department-of-agriculture-services/arkansas-century-farm-program/
Sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association, the Centennial Family Forest Program is recognized for Tree Farmers that have a Certified Tree Farm and has been recognized by the Arkansas Century Farm Program. A PDF application for the program can be downloaded here: https://www.arkforests.org/resource/resmgr/Centennial.pdf
If you are managing your property for more than timber and aren't able to hunt the property you may be interested in leasing hunting rights to hunters or hunting clubs.
The University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture created a publication for landowners about elements of contracts and liabilities. The publication can be found at: Wildlife Leases and Liability Issues on Private Lands - FSA9089 (uada.edu)
This is insurance for LANDOWNERS that insures them various things from visitors to traspassers. In order to participate you must be a member of the Arkansas Forestry Association (https://www.arkforests.org/ ). Information on the landowner liability program can be found at: https://afa.outdoorunderwriters.com/applications/Timberland/
Forms, Information and contacts for properties that may not have been passed down to descendents in a traditional form (wills, trusts, etc.)
Information on programs that you may be able to produce income off of your property.
An article that I collaborated with Will Hehemann on information about Carbon Credits. Published by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The article can be found at: https://uapbnews.wordpress.com/2023/06/09/opportunities-increasing-for-forest-landowners-to-sell-carbon-credits/
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