Workshop: "Putting Trees to Work in Your Community: Regulating Trees and Working Open Space in Counties and Cities," May 1, 2008
- Workshop Brochure [PDF, 101kb]
- Focused on municipal and county governments
- Topics to be covered:
- Urban and Community Forestry Grant program
- Developing effective tree ordinances
- Costs of Community Services studies: Comparing
costs of land uses
- Zoning and regulation of trees (Clarify regulation of forestry)
- Regulation and protection of farm and forestland
Registration is currently open for this workshop at <http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/programs.html>
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New Laws Passed in 2006
The definition of bona fide farming purposes, N.C.G.S. 153A-340(b)(2) was modified in July by Session Law 2006-259, Section 26
(Senate Bill 1523), http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2005/Bills/Senate/HTML/S1523v7.html.
This act added the definition of agriculture in N.C.G.S. § 106-581.1, which expanded meaning of bona fide fide farming purposes to include the planting and production of trees and timber.
- Clayton and Reidsville (S.L. 2006-115), as well as Greenville (S.L. 2006-102), have all received authority to regulate clearcutting in buffer zones prior to development through local bills passed during the short session of the 2005-2006 North Carolina General Assembly.
New Stream Buffer Requirements In Wake and Johnston Counties; More info:
- NC State University News Clips for May 12, 2005
Wake stream buffers looser
- Municode - Johnston County
Environmentally sensitive area district (ES), Johnston County, NC Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14, Article 2, Division 3, Section 14-103
- Wake County Government - Zoning
Resource Conservation Overlay District, Wake County, NC Code of Ordinances, Section 1-1-33 [MSWord, 2,082kb] (Select read only to access this file if prompted.)
- Wake County Government
WakeGov.com - Resource Conservation Overlay (RCOD - 2)
Not sure about watershed programs and buffer requirements in your area?
Need to find the counties and municipalities administering watersupply watershed protection programs?
Check by going to the following link for more information on state and local water quality requirements: Other Resources - Water Quality.