Private Non-Industrial Forest Landowner Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 701.51 [Title 7—Agriculture; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Chapter VII -- Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture; Subchapter A -- Agricultural Conservation Program; Part 701 -- Emergency Conservation Program and Certain Related Programs Previously Administered under this Part], private non-industrial forest landowner means, for purposes of the ECP (Emergency Conservation Program) for forestry, an individual, group, association, corporation, Indian tribe, or other legal private entity owning non-industrial private forest land or who receives concurrence from the landowner for making the claim in lieu of the owner, and for practice implementation and who holds a lease on the land for a minimum of 10 years. Owners or lessees principally engaged in the primary processing of raw wood products are excluded from this definition. Owners of land leased to lessees who would be excluded under the previous sentence are also excluded.”