What is a Special Site?

How do you know if you have a special site on your Tree Farm? And if you do have one, what should you do to protect it? You can learn more at the links below.

What is a Special Site? (American Forest Foundation)
If a feature on your Tree Farm is old, does that mean it warrants special site designation? Not necessarily. There are criteria related to significance, age and integrity that are used for special sites of historical, social or cultural value.

Preservation of Historical Cemeteries (Library of Congress)
In the United States, the preservation of historic cemeteries is largely subsumed under the complicated body of law that governs historic preservation generally.

Archaeology in Your Woods (webinar) (American Tree Farm System)
Many landowners might have archaeological sites on their property, either prehistoric or historic, but they might not even know it. This webinar discusses what sites look like, how you can recognize different kinds of artifacts and sites, and what to do if you do have a site on your property.