This is my second time working under this program. It is a cost-share program with the DNR in Washington. It's used as an incentive to improve forest health and reduce the risk of wildfire and insect pests.
I am doing the work on my own 40 acre lot. When I did the first cost-share program I ended up making two-bits an hour after it was all said and done.
I ended up with saw logs and an improved forest too.
On these projects I track my time and equipment used and it has to add up to the $7,000ish amount for me to qualify to receive half that. Plus I end up with logs to mill
It's a pretty cool project in my opinion, fighting these fires through prevention is a good way to go. I've had a couple close calls in the last few years. My forester tells me it should be on a seven year fire cycle.
I originally paid $1,000 per acre in 2003. If they keep these programs going, I should get close to redeeming that cost.
This is the boundary for my current project: