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.
July 9, 2014 | Bill Cook | Managing a woodland opens a door to lifelong enjoyment and satisfaction. Working with professional advisors can unlock that potential.
July 9, 2014 | Bill Cook | Forest ecology and management are more complicated than what many people might think. Hiring a professional forester to assist with management and other forest activities will help achieve desired outcomes and prevent many pitfalls.
July 2, 2014 | Bert Cregg | New tip sheets from Michigan State University Extension provide suggestions to increase shade tree species diversity and diminish the impact of new invasive pests.
June 6, 2014 | Bill Cook | The common perception that cutting trees causes negative consequences is not supported by science when the harvest is done consistently with sustainable forestry practices.
June 6, 2014 | Bill Cook | Use of natural resources is essential to our survival. Every material element in our lives was processed from natural raw materials. Managing those resources contributes much to our quality of life.
May 2, 2014 | Bill Cook | What we see is not necessarily what we get when it comes to healthy forests and forest ecology.
May 2, 2014 | Bill Cook | Logging trucks are one of the more visible signs of forestry. Yet they are the tip of an iceberg of a major economic, environmental and social sector across the Lake States.
May 1, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The current newsletter features mineral right offers, oil and gas development in Michigan and increasing interest in Michigan's mineral deposits.
April 14, 2014 | Bill Cook | The season for oak wilt is about to begin. A bit of knowledge might prevent a lot of heartache.
April 7, 2014 | Bill Cook | While forest management systems are designed to stimulate tree regeneration, seedlings face new threats to survival.
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Date: Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 5, 2014
Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, Northern Michigan University, Services Building
- 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
- Biological Control of Insect Pests in Forested Ecosystems (E2679)
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Emerald Ash Borer and Your Woodland (E2943)
- Forest Biomass Innovation Center
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (E3075)
- Michigan Forest Biofuels Research
- Michigan Forest Communities - A Field Guide and Reference (E3000)
- Michigan Forest Pathways
- Michigan Forests Forever
- MSU Department of Forestry
- Natural Resources Enterprises
- Oak Wilt in Michigan’s Forests (E3169)
- Woody Biomass for Energy in Michigan (Publication Series: E3085-E3095)