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Timber theft on public and private lands in New York

Timber theft on public and private lands in New York

its impact and control : public hearings held in 2000: Albany, Jamestown, Syracuse [co-sponsored by] Senator Patricia K. McGee, chairwoman, NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources [and] Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann, chairwoman, NYS Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Published by The Commission in Albany, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State)
    • Subjects:
    • Timber -- New York (State),
    • Lumber trade -- New York (State),
    • Larceny -- New York (State) -- Prevention.,
    • Trespass -- New York (State) -- Prevention.,
    • Logging -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- Criminal provisions.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsMcGee, Patricia K., Hoffmann, Nancy Larraine., New York (State). Legislature. Legislative Commission on Rural Resources., New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Standing Committee on Agriculture.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFN5010 .R87 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 22, 67 p. :
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3533508M
      LC Control Number2001432292
      OCLC/WorldCa47364030

      The crime takes many forms, from dark-of-night operations on public and private lands to failure to pay in full for harvested timber. "It's really unfortunate, but the elderly are common victims of timber theft," said Gary Bibow, the DNR's Private Lands Forestry Law Enforcement Specialist.   hunting land, which so far has been fairly strong. “It seems to me that people are fed up with dealing with a lot of conflict on public land,” Bailey said. Timber theft, nails in trees, and time-consuming phone calls from hunters during the season were .

      “Keeping an eye out for timber theft on your property or on your neighbor’s land can go a long way to deterring theft and significant monetary and resource losses. We have recently seen timber thefts from both public and private land in Ohio.” Timber poachers often work in .   From Washington State to New York timber theft is on the rise. Perhaps it’s the bad economy. A load of wood chips is worth up to $ States are starting to crack down and many are watching Alabama, where proposed regulations are causing a dust-up. Tanya Ott reports.

        Since a majority of Iowa is controlled by private landowners, trees of this magnitude only exist on small portions of public lands and represent a unique timeline that has now been destroyed. The timber theft was not a harmless act of vandalism or someone desperately searching for firewood. The theft and removal of virtually all black walnut. Aaron Gilland, who runs a timber security company called Dendro Resources recently made timber theft the subject of his March article, Illegal Logging Hurts Worldwide. Per Aaron: Although they may disagree on just about everything else, in the US Congress all parties can come together when it comes to stopping illegal logging. The bonding between long-standing rivals goes even further.


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Timber theft on public and private lands in New York Download PDF EPUB FB2

How to Report Timber Theft on Private Land DEC's Environmental Conservation Police are experienced at investigating instances of timber theft. To report a suspected timber theft contact your local DEC Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO), or the Report all Poachers and Polluters hotline at DEC-ECOS ().

Get this from a library. Timber theft on public and private lands in New York: its impact and control: public hearings held in Albany, Jamestown, Syracuse [co-sponsored by] Senator Patricia K. McGee, chairwoman, NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources [and] Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann, chairwoman, NYS Senate Agriculture Committee.

The purpose of the forum was to review current timber theft laws in New York and in other states to recom-mend potential additional public and private actions that may be taken to assure owners of forest land, sell-ers, purchasers and processers that New York’s timber resource will not be compromised by the actions of a few.

of timber theft on public lands. Making connections between citizens and whistleblowers, both of whom are concerned for the state of America’s public lands, is our goal. Loss of More Than A Tree The typical vision evoked by the term “timber theft” is one of an entire hillside of trees cut down and stolen when no one was watching.

A permit or other requirement(s) may be necessary to undertake a timber harvest in New York State. A state permit is not necessary for harvesting timber specifically, but a state permit is required when crossing certain classified streams, working in certain designated wetlands, or for clearcuts over 25 acres in the Adirondack Park.

Local laws, ordinances or regulations may regulate timber. If any person, without the consent of the owner thereof, cuts, removes, injures or destroys, or causes to be cut, removed, injured or destroyed, any underwood, tree or timber on the land of another or on the common or other land of a city, village, town or county, or damages the land in the course thereof, an action may be maintained against such person for treble the stumpage value of the.

Experienced Timber Trespass Firm. Our firm is one of the few firms in New York State that handles timber trespass and timber theft cases. One of the most significant cases in this area of law, Vanderwerken v.

Bellinger, was tried by our firm. We represented the landowner whose trees were taken without his permission. The Timber Theft Program uses regression techniques to determine the volumes of trees in a comparison cruise using the stump diameter as the predictor variable.

These regression equations can be used to estimate the removed volume in a timber theft case based on the species and stump diameters. Current Timber Theft Release (TimberTheft_ Pursuant to Section of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sells standing timber from State Forests.

The timber is marked by DEC foresters and then sold to the highest responsible bidder through a public, competitive bidding process. Timber. New York State: Eliminate Timber Theft by Restricting Land Use. Environmental Regulation of Timber Harvesting is The Answer.

By Carol W. LaGrasse "In Central New York, a thief read an obituary of a deceased woman who owned forest land, and stole $20, worth of timber while her grieving relatives planned her funeral.".

Kevin S. King, executive vice president of the Empire State Forest Products Association, said that timber theft had also cut into the income of private landowners and businesses in. • To report a theft, call the DEC’s Office of Public Protection in Syracuse at or () In latethe state Legislature passed a law increasing fines for timber theft to.

But they get involved in timber theft only when it occurs on public land. Otherwise, it falls under the purview of the odd officers with the state’s Bureau of Environmental Crime Investigation, part of the New York Environmental Conservation Police – a team that is also responsible for enforcing the gamut of environmental laws in the.

"The lands now or hereafter constituting the Forest Preserve shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be sold, nor shall they be leased or taken by any person or corporation, public or private."-- New York State Legislature, private land which includes settle-ments, farms, timber lands, businesses, homes and camps.

About the Adirondack Park Agency The Adirondack Park Agency (“APA”) was created in by the New York State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the boundary of the Park, commonly referred to as. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials in Ohio say timber theft has increased due to high prices for white oak and black walnut.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of. Please note that this material is focused on timber theft*. There is no intent to imply that all or most loggers are timber thieves. In fact, honest loggers have a strong interest in curbing timber theft because timber thieves smirch the reputation of the entire timber industry, and most honest loggers support efforts to reduce timber theft.

Commission (AFC) to enforce laws regarding timber theft. Codes prohibiting theft of property, theft by deception, and theft by receiving, forgery and timber theft.

Arkansas Code § requires those who sell timber or buy timber to ascertain boundary lines before harvesting the timber. Under Arkansas law, timber theft may be treated as a. Understanding Timber Theft - Capt.

Gary Bobseine NYSDEC-Law Enforcement, Bureau of Investigation, Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY Phone: () Missouri has no public agency to assist in timber theft. There is technically some assistance through the Missouri Department of Conservation for Forest Crop Land owners, but it has been little used, and the program is being eliminated by atrophy.

For a brief period of years the state code extended this protection to all landowners, but when it. The land hadn’t been logged in 25 or 30 years, and they realized that selling timber could bring in cash, Mr. Crocker said.

They’ve since harvested twice, netting about $15, he said.An old convention was to assign every other tree along a long boundary to each land owner. It is particularly important that non-specific deed descriptions such as "to the creek," or "to the pile of stones by the big beech tree" be reconciled.

A metes and bounds survey showing benchmarks and location of marker stakes in the ground can be. Extensive clearcutting, pillaging national forests at taxpayer expensive, forest health logging scams that actually harm the forest, connection to timber theft on public lands, dubious land trades, destruction of wildlife habitat, pushing species closer to the brink of extinction, enormous proposed habitat conservation plan to undermine.