229 acres of the property is enrolled in a state program called the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Act
(SFIA) for a 50-year Covenant. It is an agreement not to develop the land yet does not prevent timber harvesting or any of the recreational activities we do. It also allows for the sale of the property as a whole or subdivided. Strategic areas of the property were excluded from this agreement to allow for new opportunities if desired. 25 acres are not included that allows for further development or adding structures if the parcel is ever subdivided. Lot of planning and work has been done in preparation for that. In 2022 Morrison County taxes were $4,396 and we received $4007 from that state due to this program.
Below is the new 2018 Woodland Stewardship Management plan for the property that is approved and registered with the MNDNR for qualification into the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Act (SFIA) mentioned above. this plan was prepared together with a registered consulting forester per the requirements of the program. These detailed plans are required to be rewritten every ten years in order to remain qualified for the SFIA program. The last plan was written in 2010 and although was not yet required to be updated, so many changes had been made including planting, harvesting, roads etc. we wanted a new one to submit with our application to change from a 15 to 50-year covenant agreement. The white areas on the picture below show the legal parcels and where there are no building restrictions.