Our Minnesota Forest Gems

What’s an expansive way to provide quality wildlife habitat in Minnesota’s forests? Encourage landowners and businesses to use sustainable, responsible management and procurement practices on, or “certify”, nearly 8.4 million acres of public and private forests. Then identify the most outstanding and critical of those acres for management of their high conservation values. Voila! Quality forest management equals healthy, diverse […]

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Intergenerational Land Transfer

Upcoming Workshops Passing your woodland or cabin to the next generation: Intergenerational Land Transfer Family Workshop You have a vision for your woodland or cabin properties. It may be as simple as keeping the woodland or cabin in the family or as complex as maintaining a working woodland for future generations. After working with more than 200 families we have […]

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How Competitive is Minnesota’s Forest Products Industry? Insights from a new MFRC Report

In December 2014 the Minnesota Forest Resources Council released a new report on the global competitiveness of Minnesota’s forest products industry.  The executive summary is below.  Download the complete report here: Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry. Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry: Executive Summary Minnesota’s primary forest products industry is vital to […]

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Updated Income Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2012 Tax Year

Hot off the presses from Linda Wang, national timber taxation specialist, check out this year’s Updated Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2012 Tax Year (PDF, updated January 2013). There’s much more good info on income tax considerations for woodland owners at Timbertax.org.   Mike Reichenbach Mike’s work addresses legal and financial aspects of woodland ownership. He’s based in Cloquet.

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EQIP funding for Minnesota forest and woodland owners: 2013 update

By Ginger Kopp, Minnesota NRCS Staff Forester. Updated March 2013. One Million Dollars available to Minnesota Forest Landowners The Minnesota Natural Resources Conservation Service 2013 EQIP State-wide Forestry Initiative has $1 million available to forest landowners who want to implement forest practices in their woodlands. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is available to forest landowners with as little as 1 […]

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Property tax and incentive programs for Minnesota forest landowners

Update–September 25, 2011: Effective in 2011, payments in the Sustainable Forests Incentive Program will remain fixed at $7 per acre.  The maximum payment is limited to $100,000 to any taxpayer or tax ID number.   Watch a June 2012 presentation on this topic now After watching, please fill out the quick feedback form. DOWNLOADS:   Family Forest Stewardship and Property Taxes […]

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Enhanced Federal Tax Incentives for Land Conservation Renewed

This article is republished with permission from the January 2011 MassWoods update. Congress recently renewed the enhanced tax deduction for conservation restriction donations through December 31, 2011! This is a powerful tool for allowing modest-income donors to receive greater credit for donating a valuable conservation restriction on their property, but it’s only good for project completed in 2010 and 2011. […]

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Updated Income Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2010 Tax Year

Hot off the presses from Linda Wang, national timber taxation specialist, check out this year’s Updated Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2010 Tax Year (PDF, updated January 2011). There’s much more good info on income tax considerations for woodland owners at Timbertax.org. Mike Reichenbach Mike’s work addresses legal and financial aspects of woodland ownership. He’s based in Cloquet.

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One Family’s Forest: New book on keeping the family forest in the family

Back Forty Press is pleased to announce that One Family’s Forest has just been released.  The authors, Alan Haney and Lowell Klessig, have been personally and professionally involved in woodland management for decades.  Drawing heavily from their personal experience as owners of woodland in five Wisconsin counties as well as their careers at the College of Natural Resources, University of […]

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