redoak at forestmeister.com
Thu Feb 11 16:07:02 EST 1999
> I'm currently in the application review cycle of the forestry stewardship plan. This
> is the plan (in my case administered by the state of MI) using some federal funds?
> As I will be reforesting a portion of abandoned farm land, this plan would help me
> jump up in the time table. I'll be implementing a management plan one way or the
> other, but if (being a relatively small landowner streached BEYOND his means) it
> means forking out a total of say $500/year; the Stewardship program would allow me
> (and Uncle Sam / Engler) to invest over $1500/year.
Isn't there a state tax program for forestry in your state? Here, under
state Ch. 61, you will get a 95% reduction on your property tax, as a
> Most of the activities that I would be applying for assistance (up to 66%) involve
> purchase of seedlings, pruning and releasing "wild" fruit trees, establishing small
> wildlife food plots and travel corridors, etc. Timber related activities would stand
> alone (unless a TSI involved a loss --non-marketable products-- as part of the
> overall 'woodland' management plan.
> Wasn't this what the SIP funds were supposed to do? Am I SOL? Maybe I should hold
> back on sending my payment for plan development???
One way or the other it will still be with us. Now if Clinton didn't
just offer 100 billion bribe to the Pentagon... and put some of that
into forestry, we'd all be some happy dudes. <G>
> ps: Eventually I will give you feedback on my experiences with this program as well
> as consulting foresters, state foresters and their interactions with respect to my
> situation as I promised I would after moving back to MI so many moons ago.
Take lots of pictures and do a web page about your tree farming
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