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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Cost-sharing for Minnesota woodlands

A variety of cost-share programs are available from year to year for woodland owners. These programs can help defray the costs of wildlife habitat improvement, soil erosion mitigation, tree planting, and many other woodland activities.

Both the amount of funding available and the specific activities for which funding is available vary from year to year. Most of these funds are passed through from the Federal or State governments, so appropriations depend on the legislative process.

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Minnesota woodland stewardship classes and workshops

There are a variety of different kinds of classes available to woodland owners. These classes cover topics from forest ecology to general forest stewardship planning to the nuts and bolts of timber sales, and everything in between. To find out about upcoming classes, check out Woodland Advisor, Tree Care Advisor, Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the Woodland School.

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