Forestry Policies (New York)

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Place New York

Applies to States or Provinces New York
Name Forestry Policies (New York)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-16
Last Substantive Modification
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New York has nearly 19 million acres of forested land, about 63 percent of the states land area. These lands are managed by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Department issued its Forest Action Plan in 2010, which includes discussion of sustainable markets and the promotion of forest products for energy uses by focusing on technical assistance, favorable policies and incentives:

New York State is a member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which has implemented a carbon cap and trade system. Each member state determines their own definition of "sustainably harvested biomass", and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has defined this to restrict forest residues to those from forests which will remain forests long enough to sequester the carbon dioxide released through combustion of the removed biomass:

Policy Contact

Contact Name Sloan Crawford
Department Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Forest Products Utilization and Marketing

Phone 513-402-9415