An Educator’s Guide to the Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP) in New York. www.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/forestrypage. Source : Cornell Cooperative Extension & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Outline. Program Description and Objectives Program Authority and Guidance
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Cornell Cooperative Extension &
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Priority Plan (www.dec.state.ny.us) developed by State Forester & State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee
Improve the practice of sustainable forestry on private lands by enhancing and restoring forest resources.
FLEP Practice: % cost-share (Priority H = high, M = Medium, L = Low)
# 1 - Forest Stewardship Planning: 75% (H)
# 2 -Afforestation or Reforestation: 50% (M)
# 3 - Forest Stand Improvement: 75% (H)
# 4 - Agroforestry Implementation
# 5 - Water Quality Improvement 75% (H)
# 6 - Fish and Wildlife Habitat Improvement 50% (M)
Goal – provide financial assistance, through reimbursement, as incentive to initiate appropriate forestry practices
Goal – provide guidance to private forest owners on technical issues.
Goal – increase awareness among landowners and foresters to opportunities within FLEP (Cornell, NYFOA, DEC)