The pur­pose of this guide is to pro­vide non­in­dus­tri­al, pri­vate for­est landown­ers (NIPF) of North Car­oli­na with the appro­pri­ate infor­ma­tion and guid­ance to suc­cess­ful­ly man­age their land to its desired potential.

The infor­ma­tion con­tained in this pub­li­ca­tion regard­ing tax­a­tion and applic­a­ble reg­u­la­tions is accu­rate but should not be con­strued to be offi­cial gov­ern­ment inter­pre­ta­tion. Since reg­u­la­tions and laws are con­stant­ly evolv­ing, landown­ers should always check with a qual­i­fied resource pro­fes­sion­al, an accoun­tant and an attor­ney before mak­ing any final deci­sions. Addi­tion­al resource pub­li­ca­tions and infor­ma­tion can be obtained from the North Car­oli­na Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion Ser­vice and the North Car­oli­na For­est Service.

The North Car­oli­na Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion and the North Car­oli­na Sus­tain­able Forestry Ini­tia­tive Imple­men­ta­tion Com­mit­tee hope this landowner’s guide will be a use­ful resource in improv­ing the man­age­ment, health and val­ue of North Carolina’s forests. As our state con­tin­ues to grow and urban areas expand, it is impor­tant for for­est landown­ers to be active in their com­mu­ni­ties, edu­cat­ing oth­ers about the pos­i­tive envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits that are syn­ony­mous with well-man­aged forests.

A landown­er can order a free guide via the mail by con­tact­ing the NCFA at (919) 8343943.

If you are an NC SFI SIC mem­ber and you need to place a bulk order, please con­tact the NCFA to make arrange­ments for delivery.

Addi­tion­al Resources

  • NCFA
  • FECF
  • SFI
  • NC Tree Farm 
  • NCSU Exten­sion Forestry
  • NC For­est Service
  • NC PLT

What Does SFI Mean to Me?

“To me, Sustainable Forestry means trees today, trees tomorrow, trees forever.  The SFI standard provides us forest managers with a framework, guiding principles so that we can implement forest management policies and techniques to insure that mantra becomes a reality.”

Cierra Ward

District Manager for Resource Management Service, LLC

“To me, SFI means many individuals of diverse backgrounds and ideas coming together for the good of sustaining one of our most valuable resources on the planet. It also means a concerted effort to educate those that do not understand how active and even intense forest management so greatly benefits not only the forest, but the entire ecosystem.”

Charles Daniels

Raw Materials Procurement for Domtar Paper Co. LLC