New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1l-13 - Forest Management Program

13:1L-13. Forest management program
The department shall plan, develop and implement a forest management program for the forest resources of the State parks and forest and by providing technical information, advice and related assistance to promote the best technical management practices for public and private forest landowners and managers, vendors, forest operators, wood processors, public agencies and individuals regarding:

a. The harvesting, marketing and processing of timber and other forest resources and the development of maximum efficiency in the utilization of wood and wood products consistent with the principle of maintaining long-term, sustained yield of these products;

b. Conversion of wood to energy for domestic, industrial, municipal and other uses;

c. Management planning and treatment of forest land, including but not limited to, protection, site preparation, timber stand improvement, reforestation, prescribed burning and other practices designed to increase the quantity and improve the quality of timber and other forest resources;

d. Protection and improvement of: forest soil fertility; watersheds to enhance the quality and quantity of water yields; and beneficial effects of forest habitat on fish and wildlife.

L.1983, c. 324, s. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

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