As many of us are nestled inside next to the fire and starting to think about spring, loggers are hard at work across Minnesota’s forests. Why does logging happen so often in Minnesota in the winter?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Minnesota’s abundant forest ecosystems provide habitat for numerous native wildlife species. These critters in turn provide us opportunity for viewing, harvest, and enjoyment, as well as filling important roles in our forests to keep them healthy. Thoughtful forest management and harvest improves habitat quality, however the amount of harvest on family-owned land is down […]
The Minnesota Forest Resources Council has recently published a condensed version of its forest management guidelines. These guidelines focus on the most commonly used ones in operational settings. The condensed version is user-friendly pocket field guide that summarizes the guidelines in a concise format that includes picture examples, useful tips, and a compilation of online resources. It is durable and […]
In December 2014 the Minnesota Forest Resources Council released a new report on the global competitiveness of Minnesota’s forest products industry. The executive summary is below. Download the complete report here: Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry. Report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary Forest Products Industry: Executive Summary Minnesota’s primary forest products industry is vital to […]
This short video, produced by the folks at Red Wing Shoes, gets into the woods with the Lovdahl logging company, based in Effie, MN. It’s fun to watch, and presents a different side of loggers than many of us tend to think of. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eETnG9Vjvc MyMinnesotaWoodsThe University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.
PRINCETON, WVa— The U.S. Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC) is accepting applications for cost-share demonstration project grants through February 1, 2011. The WERC grants support sustainable forestry and forest industry in the eastern hardwood region. In previous years about $1 million has typically been divided among projects that help primary and secondary hardwood industries sustain the production […]
The Minnesota DNR, Utilization and Marketing unit has released the fall 2010 edition of the Market Place Bulletin. The Market Place is a great source of information on timber prices, trends, and issues in Minnesota. It’s also a great source of classified advertisements related to forestry. Highlights of the fall 2010 edition: Biomass:Controversary Swirls The Lone Ranger Ash Management Black Ring […]
By Rob Slesak, Minnesota Forest Resources Council The Minnesota Forest Resources Council (MFRC) will be considering revisions to the Timber Harvesting and Forest Management Guidelines (PDF) starting in the summer of 2010. As a prelude to that process, the MFRC is requesting comment from stakeholders and interested individuals on the suitability of existing guidelines, and suggestions for new guidelines. The […]
Have you worked with an outstanding Minnesota logger? The Minnesota Sustainable Forest Initiative Implementation Committee is seeking nominations for their 2010 Logger of the Year award. Your nomination should include information about how the nominee excels in the following five areas: safety, forest management, timber harvesting, business management, and any other considerations. Winners receive a cash award. For complete details, […]
Don Deckard, Forest Economist with the Minnesota DNR, recently distributed the December 2009 Wood Markets Monthly report. There’s a lot of interesting reading…. The headlines are below, and you can download the full report here. General Interest New study reports Minnesota’s private forests support 47,000 jobs with $1.8 billion payroll Minnesota counties receive 143% increase in timber payments GDP increased […]