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The Natural Resources Commission provides a forum for the resolution of disputes between landowners and persons who harvest timber. The Natural Resources Commission may also be called upon to resolve disputes that arise relative to timber licensing or certification of classified forests.
The DNR Division of Forestry maintains a substantial website to address its diverse functions. Information is provided concerning the licensing of timber buyers, technical assistance to landowners, purchasing tree seedlings, urban forestry, the management of state forests, and other topics.
Responsibilities for the administration of timber management and sales are assigned by the Indiana General Assembly in statutes and implemented largely through rules. The Natural Resources Commission adopts permanent rules, and the DNR Director adopts temporary (or emergency) rules. Rules have the force and effect of law.