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IL Forest Management Plans & Mineral Rights

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From: Blake Jennings
Mt. Vernon, IL

I am curious about what a typical Forest Management Plan pursuant to 525 ILCS 15/5 entails. Specifically, how do Forest Management Plans usually impact mineral interests? Also, is it likely that the presence of a Dept. of Revenue approved Forest Mgt. Plan could possibly affect the owner's ability to lease or develop the property in general?

If you could let me know where I can find an example of your typical Forest Mgt. Plan template, I would greatly appreciate it.



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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Blake:

Not trying to pass the buck here, but I'm going to forward your request to the Division of Forest Resources within the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources (IDNR) as it appears you're looking for more concrete, legal-based answers to your very valid questions. Therefore, I will let IDNR's lawyers and staff specialists entertain your specific questions regarding Illinois Forest Management plan requirements, mineral interests, lease and development questions, etc.

I've copied Mr. Mike Mason, IDNR state forester, and Mr. Paul Deizman, IDNR forest stewardship program manager.

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