Forest Land Programs
Family Forest Stewardship and Property Taxes
Private family owned forest land provides wildlife habitat, watershed protection, aesthetics, and biodiversity that benefit all Minnesotans. Because of the public benefits private forest land provides, and to help family forestland owners manage their lands the Minnesota legislature created the:
- Sustainable Forest Incentive Act Program (SFIA), and
- Managed Forestland Program.
The SFIA program offers annual cash payment of $7 per acre for qualifying property.
The Managed Forestland Program provides a reduction in class rate for qualifying forestlands.
Application for 2c Managed Forest Land Classification
SFIA Enrollment Application
For more information: Managed Forest Land Fact Sheet
My Minnesota Woods – University of Minnesota Forest Resources Extension.
Forest Stewardship Plan Preparers
Completed Applications can be mailed or delivered to our office at the Cook County Courthouse.
You may also want to refer to Agricultural Homestead Programs