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Grants available for forest landowners


Uses for grants
• Forest Stewardship Plans: Forest owners can apply for funds to have a forester write a new or upgraded forest stewardship plan for their property.
• Forest Management Practices: Landowners can apply for funds to offset the costs of implementing certain forest management practices that will improve forest health and protect water quality.
• Conservation Easements: The Common Waters Fund will provide financial assistance to qualified 501(C)3 land trusts to assist with expenses related to placing a conservation easement on a property.
• Timber Bridges: Logging operators can apply for funds to defray the cost of construction, purchase, or rental of portable timber/skid bridges to minimize erosion and sedimentation on streams in priority areas.