The Managed Forest Law (MFL) program is a landowner incentive program that encourages sustainable forestry on private woodland. In exchange for following sound forest management, the landowner pays reduced property taxes. It was enacted in 1985 and replaced the Woodland Tax Law and the Forest Crop Law.
MFL is the only forest tax law that is open to enrollment. Land enrolled in the MFL program must be managed according to a plan agreed to by the landowner.
Enrollment into the Managed Forest Law (MFL) program is open to all private owners of forested land. To be eligible for the MFL program, a landowner must have a minimum of 20 acres of contiguous land and at least 80% of that land must be productive forest land.
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Contact Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street
PO BOX 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707 Phone:
(608) 266-2621 Toll Free: