The Farm Services Agency (USDA-FSA) and the Maryland
Department of Natural Resources Forest Service (MDNR-FS) provide cost share assistance programs to
landowners to help defray the cost of forest improvement practices.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is responsible for providing technical assistance to the landowner, helping find vendors to do the work, and reporting completion of the practice.
Three cost share program (WIP, EQIP, and CRP/CREP) are available to you to help defray the costs of accomplishing recommended forestry practices. The cost share programs are targeted at different goals
depending on the landowner objectives. Eligibility depends on the
size of your property and the availability of funds. In most cases,
the first step is to have a forest stewardship management plan
written for the property. Depending on what is recommended in the
plan, you may be eligible for cost share assistance.
Cost share assistance is usually in the form of a percentage of your
total cost to accomplish the practice. You will get back a portion of
the total cost of the practice, usually between 50% and 75%.
Funding must be allocated prior to the beginning of any work. Contact your
county forester for
assistance and details. The forester can provide help by furnishing
technical specifications and setting up the recommended practices.
Contract crews may be available to perform the recommended practice.
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