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:
  1. Sustainable Forest Incentive Act Program (SFIA), and
  2. 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.

See Also:
You may also want to refer to Agricultural Homestead Programs

Contact Us

Todd Smith
County Assessor

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3650
Fax: 218.387.3042

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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