There is a maze of cost-share programs and options with which to choose. New cost-share programs are developed yearly and without knowledge of them and how to apply for them you will never know how to tap into their resources and reduce your forest management expenses.
Most federal and state programs will refund you from 40% to 75% of your reforestation costs and conservation practices such as understory burning, crop tree release, herbicide release, and wildlife habitat improvements. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP and CREP), in addition to assisting with reforestation expenses, will also pay the landowner an annual rental payment per acre for up to 10 years.
I have a working knowledge of these programs and can explain to you your options under FDP, CRP, CREP, EQUIP, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partnership Grants. I am also a Technical Service Provider (TSP) registered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They have certified me as contractor to plan, design, and check the installation of forestry and wildlife conservation practices.
Let True North help you wade through and explain your options and ultimately save you money.