About the Stewardship Portal

This is an online system for managing information for the MFTIP & CLTIP programs

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) is a voluntary program available to landowners who own four hectares or more of forest land, and who agree to prepare and follow a Managed Forest Plan for their property. Under the MFTIP, participating landowners have their property reassessed and classified as Managed Forest and taxed at 25 percent of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties. To participate in the MFTIP, landowners must agree to certain conditions including preparing and following a managed forest plan for their forest. The plan must be approved by an individual certified by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) as a Managed Forest Plan Approver. The plan improves the owner's knowledge of the forest and increases the owner's participation in managing the forest. In turn, this helps to encourage the stewardship of Ontario's private forests.

This portal provides access only to MNRF certified Managed Forest Plan Approvers to manage their individual profiles, conduct Conservation Land Inquiries and to submit online MFTIP applications and Managed Forest Plans on behalf of their clients. 

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Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP)

Ontario has a rich and varied natural heritage. Many of Ontario's most significant natural areas are privately owned. As the pressures on such areas increase, it is important to encourage private stewardship of the province's outstanding natural features. The Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP) is designed to recognize, encourage and support the long-term private stewardship of Ontario's provincially significant conservation lands by providing property tax relief to those landowners who agree to protect the natural heritage values of their property. The current tax relief offered is 100 % tax exemption on that eligible portion of the property.

This portal provides access for registered charitable organisations and conservation authorities to apply online for the community conservation land category. 

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