Form WD-1 "Woodland Data Form" - New Jersey

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This is a legal form that was released by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury - a government authority operating within New Jersey. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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WOODLAND DATA FORM
Forestry Number: ___________
(If unknown, DEP will assign)
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: ________________________________________________________________________
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
Extent
Product
Income
Expenses
(see back for filling information)
(in Acres/ft.)
(in cords/board ft./etc.)
($ of gross sales, received
or to be received)
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.
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WOODLAND DATA FORM
Forestry Number: ___________
(If unknown, DEP will assign)
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: ________________________________________________________________________
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
Extent
Product
Income
Expenses
(see back for filling information)
(in Acres/ft.)
(in cords/board ft./etc.)
($ of gross sales, received
or to be received)
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.
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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.
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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
of this form.)
the assessor. (Please check appropriate box under Status of Plan in Section II
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:
Regional Offices of the New Jersey Forest Service
Northern Region
Central Region
Southern Region
240 Main Street
PO Box 239
5555 Atlantic Avenue
Andover, NJ 07821
New Lisbon, NJ 08064
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Counties served:
Counties served:
Counties served:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon,
Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex,
Atlantic, Camden, Cape May,
Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren
Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Union
Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem
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.
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.
VARIOUS TYPES OF FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:
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
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.
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