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Management Plan

Forest Management Plan Development

Very few activities have a more direct influence on forest health and productivity as timber harvesting. The first step in conducting the most successful and sustainable timber sale possible is having a sound forest management plan. A forest management plan spells out sustainable management techniques tailored to your unique forestland. Management plans not only adjust harvest specifications to address the timber but also protect/enhance other critical forest resources such as water quality, wildlife, rare/threatened/endangered species, geological attributes, etc. Additionally, a management plan ensures that the silvicultural practices that are to occur on your property directly reflect your specific goals for your property and provides you with a set of guidelines to attain those goals.

Michigan Tax Benefits for Management Plan Development

In Michigan, there are two forest management programs that allow forestland owners to realize a property tax break for having a forest management plan/actively and sustainably managing their property. VanOss Forestry Services, LLC has been certified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MI DNR) to provide plan writing services for application and entry to both of these programs.

Michigan Qualified Forest Property (Public Acts

378, 379 and 380)

The Michigan Qualified Forest Property (QF) program was developed to encourage non-industrial private forestland owners a break on their property taxes (exemption from some school and operating taxes) as an incentive to actively and sustainably manage their forestlands. Unlike its counterpart (the Commercial Forest Program described below), forestland owners participating in this program are not required to allow public access on their property.  Eligibility requirements for this program are entering at least 20 contiguous acres (with no buildings or structures) and no more than 320 acres per taxing unit and having a management plan written by a MI DNR certified QF plan writer. Participating landowners are required to annually report the total volume of timber products produced throughout the year from their QF property(s).
VanOss Forestry Services, LLC has vast experience in forest management plan development and creating a tailored management ‘map’ to assist landowners in managing their forestland to its highest economical and ecological potential. Michigan Commercial Forest Program Like the Michigan Qualified Forest (QF) program, Michigan’s Commercial Forest (CF) program was developed to provide private forestland owners in Michigan with an incentive to retain and actively and sustainably manage their property. Forestland owners participating in this program are required to allow public access on their property (hunting, trapping, and fishing only); however, they are not required to be signed as Commercial Forests and may be fenced and/or gated.
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Management Plan

Forest Management Plan

Development

Very few activities have a more direct influence on forest health and productivity as timber harvesting. The first step in conducting the most successful and sustainable timber sale possible is having a sound forest management plan. A forest management plan spells out sustainable management techniques tailored to your unique forestland. Management plans not only adjust harvest specifications to address the timber but also protect/enhance other critical forest resources such as water quality, wildlife, rare/threatened/endangered species, geological attributes, etc. Additionally, a management plan ensures that the silvicultural practices that are to occur on your property directly reflect your specific goals for your property and provides you with a set of guidelines to attain those goals.

Michigan Tax Benefits for

Management Plan Development

In Michigan, there are two forest management programs that allow forestland owners to realize a property tax break for having a forest management plan/actively and sustainably managing their property. VanOss Forestry Services, LLC has been certified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MI DNR) to provide plan writing services for application and entry to both of these programs.

Michigan Qualified Forest Property (Public Acts

378, 379 and 380)

The Michigan Qualified Forest Property (QF) program was developed to encourage non-industrial private forestland owners a break on their property taxes (exemption from some school and operating taxes) as an incentive to actively and sustainably manage their forestlands. Unlike its counterpart (the Commercial Forest Program described below), forestland owners participating in this program are not required to allow public access on their property.  Eligibility requirements for this program are entering at least 20 contiguous acres (with no buildings or structures) and no more than 320 acres per taxing unit and having a management plan written by a MI DNR certified QF plan writer. Participating landowners are required to annually report the total volume of timber products produced throughout the year from their QF property(s).
VanOss Forestry Services, LLC has vast experience in forest management plan development and creating a tailored management ‘map’ to assist landowners in managing their forestland to its highest economical and ecological potential. Michigan Commercial Forest Program Like the Michigan Qualified Forest (QF) program, Michigan’s Commercial Forest (CF) program was developed to provide private forestland owners in Michigan with an incentive to retain and actively and sustainably manage their property. Forestland owners participating in this program are required to allow public access on their property (hunting, trapping, and fishing only); however, they are not required to be signed as Commercial Forests and may be fenced and/or gated.