Land Stewardship & MFTIP

You could save up to 75% on property tax through stewardship efforts. We provide services in:

  • Writing and approval of Managed Forest Plans (MFTIP) to qualify for property tax breaks in Ontario 
  • Consulting on land & stewardship projects for individuals and organizations. 
  • Consulting around edible landscaping, permaculture & forest gardening. 
  • Mentoring in ecology, wildlife tracking and growing food.

Managed Forest Plans - MFTIP Tax Breaks

If you live in Ontario, own 9.88 acres + of forested land, and believe in being a good steward, you may qualify for a significant property tax break. 

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)

Under the MFTIP, landowners with the help of our provincially certified MFPA services create a 20-year stewardship plan for their property.  This can include areas such as:

  • Sustainable firewood harvesting (personal or commercial)
  • Recreational trail building/maintenance
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • And more.

As part of the plan we also walk the land with landowners to answer questions about ecology, species identification and sustainable land management practices. We will provide you with maps detailing the ecology of your property including tree, plant and wildlife inventories. 

The deadline in June 30 each year to qualify for the following tax year. Book early as we get VERY busy in May/June and may not be able to accommodate last minute inquiries. 

Properties entered into the MFTIP program have the forested components of their property re-assessed at 25% the municipal rate. 

To learn more and find out if your property qualifies, contact us by:

Calling Chris at: 705-783-0169


You can also learn more by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forests MFTIP website .

**Chris is listed as a qualified plan approver in the MNRF's directory. 

Other Stewardship & Permaculture Consulting Services

To inquire about our other stewardship and land management services, please email and provide some details about the project you are looking for support with

Learn about Ecology, Wildlife and More

We offer several different ways to learn about ecology and expand your natural awareness. 

See our guided plant and forest walks in Muskoka through Wild Muskoka.

Learn to track wildlife and interpret the signs and sounds of nature with our online course:

Reading Nature's Forgotten Language eCourse