Special Sites

Whether your woods are home to a cemetery or historic site, an unusual rock formation or rare collection of plants, protecting such special sites is one of the requirements for Tree Farm certification. Here are some resources to help you determine whether you have any special sites on your land and information on what you can do to protect them during management activities.

 

WHAT IS A SPECIAL SITE?

A “special site” is a place of special value that may be present on your land.  Special sites are very diverse and can have personal, historical or archaeological, cultural or geological, biological or ecological significance. Learn more here about identifying special sites.

 HOW DO I PRESERVE A SITE?

Special sites should be identified through consultation with a natural-resource professional and through on-the-ground reconnaissance on your property. Forest management activities should consider and maintain any special site on your property.  Read here to learn how to protect your special site.

 

 WHO CAN HELP ME?

Your state department of natural resources or NRCS office, local historical and archaeological societies, and local tribal governments can help you understand the special sites you have on your property and how to best protect them. Read further for contact information for these organizations in North Carolina.