Our Minnesota Forest Gems

What’s an expansive way to provide quality wildlife habitat in Minnesota’s forests? Encourage landowners and businesses to use sustainable, responsible management and procurement practices on, or “certify”, nearly 8.4 million acres of public and private forests. Then identify the most outstanding and critical of those acres for management of their high conservation values. Voila! Quality forest management equals healthy, diverse […]

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Comment now on revised Tree Farm certification standards

All properties certified through the American Tree Farm System are required to conform to the American Forest Foundation’s Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. The AFF Standards focus on the issues critical to maintaining sustainable forest practices on private forestlands in the United States, such as reforestation, air, water and soil protection, fish, wildlife and biodiversity, and wood fiber harvest. […]

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Finding tree care help: Certified arborists and MN Tree Care Advisors

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. […]

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Forest certification feature

As part of a LCCMR-funded family forest certification project, a brochure was created and mailed to woodland owners in northeastern Minnesota. The brochure directs recipients to this site for further information about certification and how they can get involved. To prepare for these visits, we created a new feature banner on the homepage (click the image for a better view). […]

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Family Forest Certification Models

Three different forest certification models are available to family forest owners. This page offers links and information about them. Certify your land as an individual How it works: You work with a professional forester to plan the future stewardship of your land. The plan is built around your family’s vision and goals. This process helps you identify ways to improve […]

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