Forest Stewardship Plans

Woodland Stewardship Program for eligible areas within Crow Wing County!*

Own 20 acres or more of woodlands?

The SWCD has funds available to assist private landowners with woodland management. Plans and assistance is also available for a fee.


  • Forest Stewardship Plans**
  • Tree Planting
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Forest Improvements
  • Erosion Control
  • Wildlife Habitat

**Stewardship Plan allows you to enroll for a lower property tax rate or into an incentive payment program.

Project purpose:

  • Provide forest stewardship management planning assistance for clean water protection.
  • SWCD will cover cost of plan ($200 + $6.50 acre)
  • Landowner pays to register with DNR (Approx. $50)

Landowner benefits:

Contact: Clayton, 218-828-6197,

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District
322 Laurel St. Suite 22; Brainerd, MN 56401