WOODLAND DATA FORM
For Use With Woodland Management and/or NJ Forest Stewardship
Submit With Application for Farmland Assessment
(See filing information)
Type or Print (File in each municipality where woodland is situated)
COUNTY________________________ MUNICIPALITY___________________________ TAX YEAR________
Block(s) and Lot(s)_________________________________________________________________________________
SECTION I: IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION if changed since prior WD-1, please check:
Owner Name:________________________________________ Mailing Address: ____________________________________
Phone: _____________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________________ _________________________________________________
Amount of Woodland Acres in Plan: _______________________ Location of Property: (Nearest Road, etc.)
__________________________________________________
If portions of the property’s woodland are in more than one
municipality, name the other municipalities: ________________________________________________________________________
Forestry Number: ___________
(If unknown, DEP will assign)
SECTION II: PLAN INFORMATION
Type of Plan: Woodland Management Plan (WMP) NJ Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) Effective beginning Tax Year 2019
Plan Period: Start Date__________________ End Date_______________________
Status of Plan: New plan
Revisions to an existing plan Date of Change
:___________________
Plan previously filed remains valid and continues to be followed
SECTION III: FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Describe all practices completed or to be completed during the current tax year (January through December).
Submit a scaled activity map with this form showing the location(s) on the property of the activities.
(if applicable)
Practice/Activity Type
(see back for filling information)
Extent
(in Acres/ft.)
Product
(in cords/board ft./etc.)
Income
($ of gross sales, received
or to be received)
Expenses
Forest Stand
Improvement (FSI)
Harvest
Reforestation
Weed/Brush Control
Insect/Disease Control
Site Preparation
Prescribed Burning (RxB)
Invasive Species Control
Wildlife Habitat
Improvement
Forestry Infrastructure
Other
Were any practices funded in whole or in part through a soil conservation program administered by a federal agency? Yes No Amount $__________
This form is prescribed by the Director, Division of Taxation, as required by law. It may be reproduced for distribution but may not be altered without the approval of the Director.
WD-1 Rev: Mar. 2018 Form pg 1 of 2
SECTION IV: CERTIFICATION STATEMENTS (Owner and Forester must sign)
I certify that the woodland is actively devoted to agricultural use, that the above reported activities and practices reported are those
specified for the pre-tax year in the filed plan and are being carried out in compliance with the plan, and that the information provided on
this form is true and correct. For woodland management plans, I additionally certify that the income reported on the form as received or
anticipated to be received from the sale of forest products is valid and true and that, if any activities and practices reported on the form
have not been completed at the time of form submission, they will be completed within the pre-tax year.
____________________________________ ___________________________________
Signature (Owner or Co-owner) Date
OR
____________________________________ ___________________________________ _______________________
Signature (Corporate Officer) Corporate Name Date
I certify that the woodland is actively devoted to agricultural use, that the above reported activities and practices reported are those
specified for the pre-tax year in the filed plan and are being carried out in compliance with the plan, and that the information provided on
this form is true and correct.
__________________________________ __________________________________ ______________________
Approved Forester’s Name (print) Signature Date
Approved Foresters most recent on-site inspection date ___________________________________________________________
File this form and your Farmland Assessment Application with the Local Tax Assessor. Also
file this form, Activity Map, and FA-1 Form with the New Jersey Forest Service Regional Office that serves your county.
(See addresses for New Jersey Forest Service offices in the filing information)
This form is prescribed by the Director, Division of Taxation, as required by law. It may be reproduced for distribution but may not be altered without the approval of the Director.
WD-1 Rev: Mar. 2018 Form pg 2 of 2
FILING INFORMATION
(See addresses for State Forest Service offices in the filing information)
WHO IS REQUIRED TO FILE THIS FORM?
An owner seeking approval for woodland that can qualify as non-appurtenant woodland to be valued, for local property tax purposes, under farmland
assessment must include this form with the annually-filed Application for Farmland Assessment for the property. However, an assessor will not approve an
application that requests such tax status for non-appurtenant woodland unless the owner has either a woodland management plan approved by the State
Forester as satisfying the criteria at N.J.A.C. 18:15-2.10 or a NJ forest stewardship plan approved by the State Forester as satisfying the criteria at
N.J.A.C. 7:3-5; and the owner has managed the woodland in compliance with an approved plan for at least the two successive years immediately preceding the
tax year for which valuation, assessment, and taxation under farmland assessment is requested.
(Refer to N.J.A.C. 18:15-2.7(d))
IS THERE OTHER INFORMATION THAT I MUST FILE WITH THIS FORM?
Yes. This form must accompany an Application for Farmland Assessment for a property that includes non-appurtenant woodland. When a WD-1 form is
submitted, a property map that shows the location(s) of forest management activity in the pre-tax year must also be filed. This map must be prepared in
accordance with the applicable mapping standards set forth at N.J.A.C. 18:15-2.10 or N.J.A.C. 7:3-5.8. Also with a WD-1 form, a copy of the approved plan must
be submitted, unless that assessor already has the plan on file. However, if any revisions have been made to the plan on file, the revisions must be submitted to
the assessor. (Please check appropriate box under Status of Plan in Section II of this form.)
WHEN AND WHERE DO I FILE?
An Application for Farmland Assessment must be filed annually, on or before August 1, with the local assessor in each taxing district in which the property is
located. If a WD-1 form is included with the application, a copy of the FA-1 form, the WD-1 form, and activity map must be submitted to the Regional Office of
the New Jersey Forest Service that serves the county in which the property is situated:
HOW WILL COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROVED PLAN BE DETERMINED?
Both the owner and the Approved Forester must certify on the WD-1 that the forest management activities and practices are being carried out in compliance
with the plan. Furthermore, the property is subject to inspection by a forester from the New Jersey Forest Service pursuant to N.J.A.C. 18-15-2.13 to verify
compliance with the plan. If non-compliance is found, the New Jersey Forest Service will transmit a notice of non-compliance to the local assessor stating the
reasons for the finding.
Regional Offices of the New Jersey Forest Service
Northern Region
240 Main Street
Andover, NJ 07821
Central Region
PO Box 239
New Lisbon, NJ 08064
Southern Region
5555 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Counties served:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon,
Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren
Counties served:
Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex,
Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Union
Counties served:
Atlantic, Camden, Cape May,
Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem
HOW CAN I FIND AN APPROVED FORESTER?
The Department maintains the List of Approved Foresters online at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/ACF.pdf. Upon request, the
New Jersey Forest Service will provide a print out of this list.
Practice/Activity Examples
Forest Stand Improvement (FSI) Thinning, crop tree release, pruning, weeding, sanitation
Harvest Single-tree selection, clearcut, seed tree, group selection, shelterwood
Reforestation Natural or artificial means
Weed/Brush Control Mechanical, chemical, hand, animal (e.g. goats)
Insect/Disease Control Aerial, backpack, integrated pest management (IPM)
Site Preparation Mowing, drum chop, scarification, chemical treatment
Invasive Species Control Hand pulling, goats, integrated pest management
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Practices to enhance or create habitat
Forestry Infrastructure Access roads, boundary marking, trail improvements, deer fencing
Other Non-traditional forest products
VARIOUS TYPES OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:
TERMS USED IN THIS FORM:
Pre-tax year means the calendar year immediately preceding the tax year.
Tax year means the calendar year in which the local property tax is due and payable.
Non-appurtenant woodland means woodland that qualifies for farmland assessment by being in compliance with a WMP or FSP.
This form is prescribed by the Director, Division of Taxation, as required by law. It may be reproduced for distribution but may not be altered without the approval of the Director.
WD-1 Rev: Mar. 2018 Instructions pg 1 of 1
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