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Financial Incentive Programs for Non-Industrial Private Forest Owners

John Greene, Steve Daniels, Mike Jacobson, Mike Kilgore and Tom Straka

funding for this study was provided by the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry

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Overview

This collection of web pages allows easy access to information on cost-share, tax, and other financial incentive programs available to nonindustrial private forest owners in each state. Search for programs by state, or see listings of federal, state or private programs nationwide. Each listing offers a link to that program's web site. Timber tax fact sheets are also provided for each state.

Methods

Data were collected in 2006 using a mailed survey of key management assistance foresters in state forestry agencies nationwide. The appropriate individual in each state to receive the survey questionnaire was identified using a networking approach. The questionnaire asked the recipients to name, describe, and evaluate the federal, state and private financial incentive programs available to non-industrial private forest owners in their own state, as well as any private programs in neighboring states that they were aware of. The questionnaire was sent to the identified management assistance foresters in March 2005, using the Dillman Tailored Design Method. Follow-up telephone calls and e-mails ensured that a completed questionnaire was received from each state. Program links were identified by means of an internet search; the search also identified additional programs.

Related Publications

Financial incentive programsí influence in promoting sustainable forestry in the northern region (pdf 84 KB)
Jacobson, M.G., M.A. Kilgore, T.J. Straka, J.L. Greene and S.E. Daniels. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry (2009)
Influence and effectiveness of financial incentive programs in promoting sustainable forestry in the South (pdf 83 KB)
Jacobson, M.G., J.L. Greene, T.J. Straka, S.E. Daniels, and M.A. Kilgore. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry (2009)
The influence of financial incentive programs in promoting sustainable forestry on the nation's family forests (pdf 101 KB)
Michael A. Kilgore, John L. Greene, Michael G. Jacobson, Thomas J. Straka and Steven E. Daniels. Journal of Forestry (2007)
Sources for Forestry Incentive Programs (pdf 268 KB)
Tom Straka, John Greene, Steve Daniels, Mike Jacobson and Mike Kilgore. Forest Landowner (2006)
Existing and Potential Incentives for Practicing Sustainable Forestry on Non-industrial Private Forest Lands (pdf 294 KB)
John L. Greene, Michael A. Kilgore, Michael G. Jacobson, Steven E. Daniels and Thomas J. Straka. Proceedings, Southern Forest Economics Workshop (2006)
Financial Incentives for Practicing Sustainable Forestry on Private Forest Lands (pdf 67 KB)
Michael G. Jacobson, Thomas J. Straka, John L. Greene, Michael A. Kilgore and Stephen E. Daniels. Society of American Foresters (2006)
Review: Web Site Lists Public and Private Financial Incentive Programs for Non-Industrial Private Landowners (pdf 55 KB)
Rick Meyer. Forest Resources Association Technical Release (2006)
Existing and Potential Incentives for Practicing Sustainable Forestry on Non-industrial Private Forest Lands (Final Report) (pdf 121 KB)
John L. Greene, Steven E. Daniels, Michael A. Kilgore, Michael G. Jacobson, Michael A. Kilgore and Thomas J. Straka. Research Project C2 Final Report to the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (2005)

Updates

18-JAN-2010 Information for states in the southeastern States were updated, specifically: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

 

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modified: 18-JAN-2010
created by: John M. Pye
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