The Impact Of EPA's Expanded Definition Of WOTUS

The EPA's expanded definition of "waters of the U.S.," or WOTUS, will increase the scope of required permits in forest management, expanding regulators' reach over private property, experts say. Administrative burdens—and legal uncertainties of the expanded definition—may increase costs and drive down the value of forestland. See the Hardwood Federation's report for more details.



2023-1-HF Article - WOTUS (PDF)