Stewardship Plans

What is a Stewardship Plan?
Have you ever wondered what your woods will look like in 10 years? Woodland Stewardship Plans provide local landscape, habitat, and natural resource information about your property, and outline a plan to keep your woods healthy and beautiful. A good plan incorporates both your goals as a landowner, and local conservation and habitat needs. Plans are updated every 10 years as your woods grow and may include suggestions and options for trails, tree planting, harvesting and growing timber, weed removal, and wildlife habitat improvements.

Financial Incentives
You may register your plan with the DNR to qualify for tax and financial incentive programs

Get Started
Contact our office to get schedule a free site visit. 218-730-8002, or Bethk@southstlouisswcd.org . Our forester will meet with you one on one to walk your woods and discuss your goals and options.

Our office charges a fee based on how many acres are to be included in the plan. There are currently DNR cost share funds available to cover part of this cost.  Our Forester can help you apply. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/woodlands/cost-share.html