Forestry Cost Share

Funds are available through Crow Wing SWCD for the following:

  • Forest Stewardship Plans (link to Forest Stewardship Plans page)

  • Forestry Management Practices

    • The management practices eligible for cost share are listed as Forestry Conservation Practices by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These practices are designed to establish or improve long term forest management, resulting in improved or protected water quality or soil erosion control. The 30 eligible forestry conservation components from the NRCS conservation practices are:

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  • Access Road (560)

  • Brush Management (314)

  • Clearing and Snagging (326) [5yrs]

  • Conservation Cover (327) [5yrs]

  • Critical Area Plantings (342)

  • Early Successional Habitat (647) [1yr]

  • Filter Strip (393)

  • Firebreak (394) [5yrs]

  • Forest Stand Improvement (666)

  • Forest Trails and Landings (655)

  • Grade Stabilization (410) [15yrs]

  • Hedgerow Wind Barriers (603) [1yr]

  • Herbaceous Weed Treatment (315) [5yrs]

  • Herbaceous Wind Barriers (603) [5yrs]

  • Prescribed Burning (338) [1yr]

  • Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities (643) [1yr]

  • Riparian Forest Buffer (391) [15 yrs]

  • Riparian Herbaceous Cover (390) [5yrs]

  • Stormwater Runoff Control (570 [1yr]

  • Stream Bank and Shoreline Protection (580) [20yrs]

  • Stream Crossing (678)

  • Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (392) [5yrs]

  • Tree/Shrub Establishment (612) [15yrs]

  • Tree/Shrub Site Preparation (490) [1yr]

  • Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645) [1yr}

  • Vegetative Barrier (601) [5yrs]

  • Water and Sediment Control Basin (638)

  • Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380) [15yrs]

  • Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation (650) [15yrs]

  • Wood Residue Treatment (384)

Mission