It is the policy of this state to promote sustainable forest resource management on the state's
public and private lands. Recognizing that private forests comprise approximately one-half of the
state forest land resources, that healthy and robust forest land provides significant benefits to the
state of Minnesota, and that ad valorem property taxes represent a significant annual cost that can
discourage long-term forest management investments, this chapter, hereafter referred to as the
"Sustainable Forest Incentive Act," is enacted to encourage the state's private forest landowners to
make a long-term commitment to sustainable forest management.
History: 1Sp2001 c 5 art 8 s 5