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290C.01 PURPOSE.

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.

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