What is Land Utilization/Sustainable Forestry?

Land Utilization is the part of the Center’s work that helps historically under-served families realize more economic benefit from their family land.  

The Sustainable Forestry Program falls under the Land Utilization work, which is helping landowners increase income from their land by growing trees.

Being part of that program, you will receive sustainable forestry education, technical assistance and resources to: 1) develop and implement forest management plans on your land; 2) connect you with markets for your wood products, and identify and navigate resources and programs available to you.

How do you qualify to participate in the Sustainable Forestry Program?

  • You must own 10 or more forested acres.
  • You must commit to attending the education workshops.
  • You may own heirs’ property OR you may own your land with a clear title.
  • If you own heirs’ property, you must begin the legal process to resolve your heirs’ property issues by either using the Center’s legal help or that of a private attorney.

Call the Center and ask for one of our foresters – Sam Cook  or Joe Murphy – to find out more about the Sustainable Forestry Program at: (843) 745-7055 or by e-mail: scook@heirsproperty.org or jmurphy@heirsproperty.org.

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