Good forest management starts with good knowledge and assistance, as well as a plan. A Forest Management Plan gives landowners useful and relevant information on their forest and provides options on how it can be managed so owners can get the most from their forest. Whether your main objectives are managing for wood/income, recreation, wildlife or natural heritage, it should be one of the first tools you acquire.
A Forest Management Plan is required to participate in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program and to certify a property as Sustainably Managed (FSC/Smartwood Forest Certification).
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)
Williams & Associates can develop and approve a Forest Management Plan that qualifies a property for the MFTIP program for a 10-year period. To qualify, a property generally must:
- Be located in Ontario
- Be owned by a Canadian citizen, resident, corporation etc.
- Have a minimum of 9.88 acres of land with a minimum tree density (e.g., 400/acre) that can be put into the program
- Submit a Forest Management Plan, approved by an MFTIP Plan Approver
- Manage the woodland according to the Forest Management Plan
Williams & Associates has developed Forest Management plans for hundreds of private and public woodland owners, for properties ranging from 2 to 8000 acres.
Our background and experience enable us to develop the best range of options to meet owner’s objectives and help implement activities like harvests, thinning, and planting.