What is the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act?
The Sustainable Forest Incentive Act (SFIA) provides incentive payments to encourage sustainable use of forest lands. Property owners with qualifying lands are eligible to enroll in this program.
Property owners can receive $7.00 for each acre of qualifying forest land they enroll in SFIA.
In return, they agree not to develop the land and to follow a forest management plan while they are in the program. All enrolled land must remain in SFIA for at least eight years.
Who qualifies for the payment?
Qualifying properties must:
Be current on property taxes
Have 20 or more contiguous acres
Be at least 50 percent forest land as defined in Minnesota Statutes 88.01, subd. 7
Have a forest management plan in place
Have an agreement (“covenant”) in place limiting the property’s use to forest management activities
Qualifying properties cannot:
How do I enroll?
Click the links below to begin the application process. Once you complete the application process, submit your application along with all required documentation.
Please refer to our SFIA Fact Sheets:
SFIA Fact Sheet
SFIA FAQ's Fact Sheet
Additional questions please contact Julie Rosalez at 651-556-6088 or email@example.com
For information on Forest Management Plans, visit the DNR website.