Forestry Assistance Program

Michigan's Qualified Forest Program provides a tax exemption aimed at encouraging private landowners to actively manage their forests and woodlands. Landowners enrolled in the program are exempt from school operating taxes for completing timber harvest in accordance with a management Plan.

Nick Sanchez is the new forester for Kent and Montcalm counties.  He can be reached at (989) 831-4606 x 106 or  More info can be found on the website for Montcalm Conservation District at

Check out these links about forestry in Michigan: