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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Changes to the Minnesota Forest Stewardship Program

By Gary Michael, MN DNR – Division of Forestry JANUARY 2010:  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry’s Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) is undertaking a major shift in how it operates. For decades the FSP has been delivering free forest management plans to non-industrial private forest landowners. A recent change in funding and an increase in demand […]

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Local Work Group Meetings for EQIP Now Scheduled

Just this morning I received the following announcement from Ginger Kopp, State Staff Forester with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.  The meetings she describes offer a very good opportunity for local citizens to influence how cost-share funds are allocated at the local level.  If you can attend your county’s LWG meeting, you should.  Act quickly, as the meetings are going […]

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Free webinar August 19, 2009: Conservation Stewardship Program

Passing along an announcement from the American Society for Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.  The new Conservation Stewardship Program will be of interest to many Minnesota family forest owners. Update:  This event is over. More than the name has changed!  The new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), part of the 2008 Farm Bill, that began August 10. CSP […]

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