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    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

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  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

    "/> Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

    "/> Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

    Harvester logging red pinesIf your woodlot covers at least 4 hectares (9.888 acres) and has the required number and size of trees, you may be eligible to have your property tax reassessed at 25 percent of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties. The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) isn't only for landowners whose primary purpose is logging. It's also an option for those who want to use their forests for recreational activities, such as hiking or skiing as well as those who want to develop undisturbed nature sanctuaries to protect significant wildlife. The main purpose of this tax incentive is to encourage woodlot owners to carry out their chosen activities using good forestry practices, such as cutting in a sustainable manner. Once entered into a MFTIP agreement, your plan will last 10 years.

    To find out whether your property is eligible and to get an application, you should first download the MFTIP Guide. The guide explains that a Managed Forest Approver can help with the development of your plan. Naturally, you will want to select someone who has expertise in the kind of activity you want to pursue on your woodlot. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has a list of Managed Forest Plan Approvers on its website. The Approver will be able to confirm whether your property is eligible and whether your proposed activities meet the program standards.

    You will find a terrific resource for planning in the Guide to Stewardship Planning for Natural Areas. This guide will not only help you describe the forested areas on your property but also upland and wetland areas and their unique features. It contains handy forms for itemizing specific features which you might otherwise overlook.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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