Timber theft on public and private lands in New York
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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



  • New York (State)


  • 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.

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

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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. 1. 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 late , the 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,