Farmers, ranchers and owners of private, non-industrial forest land that promote agricultural production, forest management and environmental quality.

Forestry Practices Covered
Prescribed burning, site preparation & tree planting, pre-commercial & commercial thinning, road stabilization and wildlife management practices.

Pay Rate
Landowners receive a pay rate based on 75% of the cost of installing the practice. Historically, underserved farmers may receive a 90% pay rate.

Contract Length
Three years

Application Process
This program is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Applications are received on a continuous basis with special signup periods for certain initiatives.