NTFP Info.us
Nontimber Forest Product Resources
for Small Forestland Owners and Businesses

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Economy
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About This Website & FAQ NTFP Species Database
NTFP Businesses NTFP Publications Other NTFP Sites
 
OTHER WEB RESOURCES
   WEBSITES SPECIFIC TO NTFPs
Extension Forest Farming & Non-Timber Forest Products
From Our Altantic Woods Nontimber Forest Products Directory
MapleTrader.com
KnowYourForest NTFP Library
NCHerb.org
My Minnesota Woods ~ Nontimber Forest Products
Pennsylvania Maple Syrup and Non-timber Forest Products
Pinyon Nuts.org
Virginia Tech Non-Timber Forest Products
WildCrops.Com Fresh from the Forest
WildGrown.com Your Ginseng Resource
  
   TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
American Herbal Products Association
Herb Growing and Marketing Network
  
   SPECIES DATABASES FOR IDENTIFICATION
Commercial U.S. NTFP Species Database (on this website)
USDA NRCS Plants Database
Native American Ethnobotany Database
NatureServe Explorer
 
 
   INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES
Center for Livelihoods and Ecology
FAO Nonwood News Newsletter, Email Digest, and Technical Reports
Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia
Global NTFP Parternship
 
 
    CERTIFICATION 
FairWild
 

   BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATES
Tutorial: Writing a Business Plan Adapted for the Wild Harvest Sector
Tiny Tim's Premium Ginseng Company Sample Business Plan
SBA Free Online Business Plan Template
SCORE Business Plan Template
 

   BUSINESS PLANNING TOOLS

SCORE Free Business Tools
Small Business Administration
Center for Business Planning

 
 
   GRANT RESOURCES
Federal.  Anyone can sign up for free with Grants.gov and monitor grants from federal agencies that pertain to NTFPs.

State.  Check with your local university extension or RC&D office for the best way to monitor state resources as they vary from state to state.

Foundation grants.  Most college libraries have a subscription to an online grants database that the public can use.  A librarian can assist you with getting started.
 
      
   CONTRACT RESOURCES
Federal.  Anyone can sign up for free with FedBizOpps and monitor contract opportunities.  Occasionally there will be announcements by federal agencies needing native plants and seeds for restoration, opportunities for firewood removal and other salvage, and other NTFP related opportunities.    Local federal offices often maintain email and regular mail ilsts that you can subscribe too as well.
 
State, County and City.  Some states, counties and cities have online listings of contract opportunities.  Check your local government websites or call them to find out if they maintain such a resource that might include NTFP harvesting opportunities.
 
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