Forestry Policies (Missouri)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Missouri


Applies to States or Provinces Missouri
Name Forestry Policies (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Missouri Department of Conservation
Primary Website http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/professional-forest-management


Last Review 2014-07-03
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-07-03
Information Source Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy: http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/08/9437_6407.pdf


Summary

Missouri's Forests are managed by the Department of Conservation. In 2010 the Department issued the State's Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy, which identified the goal of steering emerging woody biomass markets in a sustainable direction:

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/08/9437_6407.pdf

The State offers a Wood Energy Tax Credit as a production incentive for utilization of forest products residues. The credit of five dollars per ton of woody biomass can be claimed for a period of five years:

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1350000305.HTM


The Department has also issued the "Woody Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Manual", a booklet prepared to inform forest industry professionals of sustainable harvest guidelines:

http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/09/woody_biomass_harvesting_bmp_book.pdf


Policy Contact

Department Missouri Department of Conservation
Division Local Contacts





Website http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/professional-forest-management


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Wood Energy Tax Credit


















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