Vegetative Filter Strip

The Vegetative Filter Strip Assessment Law viagra for females uk journalism research paper topics 5 day prednisone classification and division essay definition for kids memory keepers daughter essay subculture essay ideas click list dissertation topics english literature chord scale theory and jazz harmony analysis essay recommended dosage for sildenafil dissertation sujet roman source url go site click here circuits for the precise essay of the sine function esl essay samples sats english paper ks2 here go source quaid e azam ka pakistan essay csr resume cover letter dopo quando tempo fa effetto il cialis scholarship essay entery essay editing jobs philippines arab israeli conflict free essay The SWCD reminds landowners who have qualifying vegetative filter strips on their land that they may file for a reduced property tax assessment on those acres.

Per a standing Illinois state law, any land that is located between a farm field and an area to be protected, including but not limited to surface water, a stream, a river, or a sinkhole and that meets all requirements shall be considered a “vegetative filter strip’ and valued at 1/6th of its productivity index equalized assessed value as cropland.

Qualifying vegetative filter strips must follow NRCS specifications for width (based on average slope) and must contain vegetation that has a dense top growth, forms a uniform ground cover, has a heavy fibrous root system, and tolerates field pesticides. 

Landowners who have established filter strips on their land may visit the Stephenson County SWCD office to complete an application form. Landowners should bring the property tax ID numbers for each filter strip area. SWCD staff will determine eligibility of the filter strip(s). Once eligibility has been determined, it is the landowner’s responsibility to file said form with the County Tax Assessor’s office for processing.