Hawaii Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Administering Agency: Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)
Purpose: Complete range of forest management activities, including: conservation, restoration, timber production, and plan development.
Land Eligibility: Private, privately leased lands (10-year minimum lease); minimum 5 contiguous acres in FSP project; "non-industrial" owners.
Incentive: Up to 50% cost-share, usually limited to $75,000/year.
Time Frame: 10 years of cost sharing with a post 10 or more year maintenance period. Minimum 30-year contract if involves timber production.
Other Requirements: Pre-proposal and land management plan required; payback provisions may be required for timber harvest. Onus on grantee to obtain any necessary permits, including EA’s or CDUP’s.