The disaster so many forest landowners have always feared has finally happened to you: wildfire. No matter how many acres have burned on your property, you are left wondering, “What should I do now?” After the fire is out, it is time to assess the impact of the fire and make some decisions. Although you may feel that the worst has happened, there are actions you can take now to protect your land from further impacts and to recoup some of your losses.
Recently revised, this publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest with updated information on topics including how to assess fire impacts, protect property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return.
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