- Up to 75% cost-share reimbursement for Stewardship Plans written by a professional natural resource consultant.
- Cost-share does NOT cover a timber cruise or appraisal
- Cost-share must be pre-approved by ODF prior to creation of the Plan.
- Plans must be developed according to the guidelines above (see Oregon Forest Management Plan/Tools and Guidance).
- Plans must be reviewed and approved by the local ODF stewardship forester.
- Minimum Plan size is 10 acres.
- Plans apply to rural land suitable for growing trees, or existing rural forestland.
All actions to implement the Plan are strictly voluntary on the part of the landowner. The Plan does not limit or reduce any existing rights of the landowner.
"New Plan" [forest management/stewardship plan]:
A multi-resource plan developed according to the Oregon Forest Management Planning tools and guidelines that addresses multiple resource topics based on landowner goals and objectives. Plans are considered to have a ten-year life span [Forest Stewardship Program] unless updated before ten years has elapsed. Family forestland owners may apply for cost share for one new plan per forested property.
Development of a new plan is appropriate for landowners that have:
a. No management plan; or
b. a single resource management plan [i.e.,timber management plan]; or
c. an "old" multi-resource forest management plan [stewardship plan developed before July 1, 2011].
Revision of an existing multi-resource [forest management/stewardship plan] to reflect changed forest conditions and/or changed landowner objectives in accordance with the Oregon Forest Management planning tools and guidelines. Ideally, plans are revised five years after initial development and every five years thereafter. Plan updates are appropriate for landowners with a five year old [or older] multi-resource plan that has not been revised. Family forestland owners may apply for cost share for one plan per forested property.