Development, forest clearing, and earth disturbing activities must meet FRO requirements as follows:
Reforestation or conservation: This program replaces forest that is removed as part of the development process and conserves remaining forest.
Afforestation: This program requires developers to plant forest in accordance with the afforestation threshold (20% of the project area).
Forest Banking Program: This program accepts voluntary FRO easements. Each acre placed into easement is a credit that can be sold to others who need to meet their FRO requirements.
Fee-In-Lieu Program: Money collected through this mitigation process is used to finance tree planting projects in the county.
Forest Resource Ordinance Part 1 - Chapter 1-21
Other ordinances sections are as follows:
Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance: Part 1 Chapter 1-20
Development Impact Fee Part 1: Chapter 1-22
Subdivision Ordinance Part 1: Chapter 1-16
Zoning Ordinance Part 1: Chapter 1-19
For the most recent Forest Resource Ordinance, please search the American Legal Publishing Corporation website. If you need any assistance locating this information, please contact Development Review at 301-600-1138.