Presentation on theme: "Private Forest Landowner Incentive Programs Presented by the Maryland DNR – Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program."— Presentation transcript:
Private Forest Landowner Incentive Programs Presented by the Maryland DNR – Forest Service Forest Stewardship Program
Assistance Categories Plans – Forest Management Plan Development Taxes – Property tax incentives (FCMAs) – Income tax incentive for reforestation (TAXMOD) Cost-Share – Woodland Incentive Program (WIP) – Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP) – Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
Forest Stewardship Plans Produced Annually Plans 584 Acres 27,305 Average Plan Size 47 acre
Maryland TAXMOD An incentive allowing Maryland forest landowners to deduct double the cost of reforestation and TSI from their federal adjusted gross income for Maryland income tax purposes. Total landowners488 Total Acreage76,955
Woodland Incentive Program (WIP) State totals: 1,074 owners 44,666 ac Replanting Trees Spray release
Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP) State Totals 4,761 ac 160 owners 271 practices Funding FFY 03 $114,335 Funding FFY 05 $52,000 Funded: Plans, Invasive Control, Habitat, Planting
Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) 2004 funding: $204,417 Forestry practices now funded through NRCS: – Replanting – Site prep/spray – Timber Stand Improvement – Shelterbelts (incl. poultry houses)
Improving technical service delivery This GIS / ArcView map template is our newly implemented map for all forest stewardship plans.
Spatial Analysis Project GIS model of benefits from forest land to help prioritize activities for the Stewardship Program Maryland one of 4 pilot States 12 data layers Designed to help direct limited resources to areas of greatest environmental need based on resource potential and threats.
For additional Information Visit the Maryland Forest Service website at: www.dnr.maryland.gov/forestswww.dnr.maryland.gov/forests Click on forestry phone list for the forestry phone number servicing your area.
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