The Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) provides assistance to owners to effectively manage and meet landowner goals for forested land where proper stewardship, including agroforestry practices, will enhance and sustain multiple forest resources and contribute to healthy and resilient landscapes. The program also helps create jobs in rural communities by sustaining local markets for forest products and increasing demand for qualified private forestry consultants and state field foresters.

Eligible Uses

The Forest Stewardship Program focuses on three main areas:

  • Assisting landowners in actively manage their land and related resources
  • Keeping land in a productive and healthy condition for present and future owners
  • Increasing the economic benefits of land (timber harvesting, for example) while conserving the natural environment

Eligible Recipients

Individuals are eligible recipients.

Approx Annual Funding Amount

$20 million is allocated annually for five years, with each portion available for four years.

Cost Share Requirements

There are no cost share requirements.

Application Cycle

The estimated application opening date is the 4th quarter. Information on the program will be found here when available.


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