There are many programs and opportunities available for private land owners. Learn more about the Managed Forest tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), 50 Million Trees Program, or check out the links below for organizations that offer events, workshops, and/or educational opportunities. For more information on private land management options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)
“Through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), landowners who get their property classified as ‘Managed Forest’ pay 25% of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties.
To participate, you must prepare and follow a 10-year Managed Forest Plan that details how you will manage your forest property responsibly.
The plan must be approved by a Managed Forest Plan Approver. These individuals are independent resource management consultants, certified by, but not employed by, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
You also need to submit a 5-year progress report and update your management plan every 10 years to stay in the program.”
For information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the Ontario MFTIP webpage here.
50 Million Trees
“The Ontario government has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners get involved.”
“Work with us, and you can increase the value of your land, improve the quality of your soil, increase wildlife habitat, enhance recreational opportunities, improve the overall health of the environment and leave a lasting legacy. You’ll also contribute to an overall increase in forest cover in Ontario, which is one of our most important goals.”
“If you have space to spare, we’ll help reduce the costs of large-scale tree planting, and in the process make it more economical to plant more trees.”