Michigan is home to 20 million acres of forestland, making it one of the ten most forested states. Forty percent of those forests are owned by more than 400,000 individuals and families. Michigan’s forests support more than 125,000 jobs and contribute more than $17 billion to Michigan’s economy annually. MSU Extension forestry programs help landowners become effective stewards, managing their forests for today while preserving those benefits for future generations. MSU educators and researchers also work to increase skills and capacity of state natural resources agencies, landowner organizations and the forest industry.
September 26, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | Being green is not easy or simple!
September 26, 2014 | Julie Crick | Things to evaluate when considering a natural resource enterprise.
September 23, 2014 | Mike Schira | Developing and expanding various Natural Resource Enterprises on properties can increase income while at the same time continuing to provide recreational enjoyment of the ownership.
September 4, 2014 | Bill Cook | Forests require disturbance to regenerate. How, what, when and why can be management decisions with a purpose, or they can be subject to random natural events.
August 26, 2014 | Julie Crick | Investing in and profiting from sustainable forestry.
August 22, 2014 | Julie Crick | The benefits of managing Michigan’s forests.
August 20, 2014 | Julie Crick | Maximize the Return on Your Forest Management Investment
August 19, 2014 | Bill Cook | Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.
August 19, 2014 | Julie Crick | Follow these five steps to spot the Asian longhorn beetle before it spots your trees!
August 8, 2014 | Bill Cook | Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases, and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.
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Date: Oct 7, 2014
Location: University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Conservation Stewards Program
- Forest Health
- Forest Investment Analysis
- Forestland Taxation
- Master Woodland Steward Program
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Natural Resource Enterprises
- Ties to the Land
- Timber Marketing
- Wildfire & Firewise