Information about organizations serving Minnesota woodland owners: Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry, Minnesota Forestry Association, Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters, Minnesota Logger Education Program, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Minnesota Forest Industries.
By Gary Michael, MN DNR – Division of Forestry JANUARY 2010: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry’s Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) is undertaking a major shift in how it operates. For decades the FSP has been delivering free forest management plans to non-industrial private forest landowners. A recent change in funding and an increase in demand […]
The following links are useful when looking to hire an arborist or find out more information on arborists. For information on hiring a tree care professional visit: Hiring an Arborist. This page provides information on when a professional should be hired and important considerations when choosing one. To find a certified arborist in your area visit: ISA Certified Arborist Search. […]
A variety of cost-share programs are available from year to year for woodland owners. These programs can help defray the costs of wildlife habitat improvement, soil erosion mitigation, tree planting, and many other woodland activities.
Both the amount of funding available and the specific activities for which funding is available vary from year to year. Most of these funds are passed through from the Federal or State governments, so appropriations depend on the legislative process.
There are a variety of different kinds of classes available to woodland owners. These classes cover topics from forest ecology to general forest stewardship planning to the nuts and bolts of timber sales, and everything in between. To find out about upcoming classes, check out Woodland Advisor, Tree Care Advisor, Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the Woodland School.
About the many different kinds of Minnesota forestry and natural resource professionals, including public and private sector foresters and loggers. This page will help you choose the right source of professional assistance for your woodland project.
About Woodland Stewardship Plans in Minnesota. Many cost-share programs require written forest management plans, and woodland stewardship plans are one very common option.