Forestry Policies (North Dakota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place North Dakota


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














Program Administrator North Dakota Forest Service
Primary Website http://www.ndsu.edu/ndfs/


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source Statewide Assessment: http://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/ndfs/docs/home_ndfs/ndstate_assess_strat_final_approv9_15_10.pdf

Biomass Inventory: http://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/ndfs/docs/c_forestry/ndwildfire.pdf


Summary

North Dakota forests are managed by the North Dakota State Forest Service. In 2010 the State issued its "Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Forest Resource Strategy", which includes discussion of forest resources for renewable energy production as well as mitigation of the impacts of climate change: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndfs/documents/ndstate-assess-strat-final-approv9-15-10.pdf/view

The State Forest Service also issued several reports related to biomass fuels. In 2003 The University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research center provided a report detailing the woody biomass resources in the state, with the goal of mitigating fire risks: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndfs/documents/ndwildfire.pdf/view

In 2006 the Forest Service issued a report summarizing commercial biomass technologies: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndfs/documents/biomass-buyers-guide.pdf/view


Policy Contact

Contact Name Tom Claeys
Department North Dakota Forest Service
Division Fuels For Schools



Phone 701-328-9945


Email thomas.claeys@ndsu.edu


















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