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Sustainable Forest Incentive Act

The Sustainable Forest Incentive Act provides state incentive payments to private forest landowners for practicing good stewardship and management of their forest land. 

This program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Revenue.  The application forms and instructions are available at County Assessor offices in Duluth, Ely, Hibbing, and Virginia, the County Auditor's Department, Minnesota DNR Forestry Offices, and from the following links to the Minnesota Department of Revenue:

fact sheet, application, and covenant (which is part of the application)

Comparison of Programs for Wooded Land

To help decide which program would be best for your land, here is some additional information about Managed Forest (2C), Sustainable Forest Incentive Act, and Rural Preserve.

Simple comparison chart by the Department of Revenue

An article by the University of Minnesota Extension Service comparing the three programs