information on The
Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program - CLTIP visit
the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website.
Registered Professional Forester Can Help
Woodland owners with 10 acres or more of forest lands
can take advantage of the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
Landowners must prepare (or have prepared) a management plan for
a 20 year period. This plan includes a 10-year operating plan
specifying the management actions to be carried out in the coming
five years. The Plan must be approved by a Managed Forest
The deadline for the submission of Management Plans
is June 30th.
Registered Professional Foresters (OPFA members) may
be able to assist you in providing advice in preparing your management
plan. Those members who are Managed Forest Plan Approvers
are included on the list available from the Ministry of Natural
Resources offices and the two partners for the Program - Ontario
Forestry Association and Ontario Woodlot Association. Contact
the OPFA office for these names or visit Consulting
Registered Professional Foresters, who are Plan Approvers and
do forestry consulting. See also our brochure "Managing
Your Woodlands" which outlines the various aspects the professional
forester could provide.
audit of your Plan is required at the end of each 10-year plan.
This can be completed by the landowner. At that time an updated
approved 10-year operating plan must also be approved and submitted.
An audit of your plan is required on exiting the program.
The landowners benefit under the program through obtaining
a much improved knowledge of the forest values as a result of having
completed a Management Plan and paying reduced land taxes for the
managed woodlot. The work to be carried out will be set out
in a 10-year operating plan. This plan and the details of the
woodland inventory will serve the owner in future years and be an
asset in transfer of the property to relatives or on sale to others.
A Registered Professional Forester can assist you.
For additional information on the Managed Forest
Tax Incentive Program, landowners may also wish to contact one of
List of Consulting Registered Professional Foresters
Ministry of Natural Resources
Forests on Private Lands (MFTIP)
Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP)
the results of the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)
- Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Review June 2004
For Resource materials:
Resource Centre (LRC)
The Ontario Professional Foresters Association has
a long tradition of striving for better standards, legislation,
and forest management programs in Ontario for both public and private
For more information on the OPFA members who are Managed
Forest Plan Approvers see the List
of Consulting Registered Professional Foresters or for additional
information on forestry and woodlands issues, contact the OPFA.
Professional Foresters may become involved in Municipal
Forest Conservation By-Laws.
See Questions and Answers, "The
Professional Foresters Act" pertaining to Forest Conservation
By-laws in Southern Ontario
For more information on Registered Professional
Foresters and woodlands issues, contact
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