Minnesota’s forest management guidelines: new pocket field guide available

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 […]

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MFRC announces revisions to Minnesota’s Voluntary Site-level Timber Harvest Guidelines

The Minnesota Forest Resources Council is pleased to announce the release of the revised publication Sustaining Minnesota Forest Resources: Voluntary Site-level Forest Management Guidelines. Release of this publication caps a more than two-year evaluation process, peer review, and public comment period (see link below for more details). Changes made in this revised version include modification of the 1) allowable infrastructure […]

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Your Property Online: Where to find soils, water, and land management information

This page builds on our Maps and Airphotos page with good sources of information to help you plan the care and management of your Minnesota woodland property.  This content was developed as part of the 2011 Options for Your Woodland field day and webinar series. Watch a recording of Charlie Blinn’s September 2011 presentation on this topic now. After watching, […]

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Emerald ash borer and your Minnesota woodlands: Management guidelines

Ash management guide for private forest owners  (PDF, 10.5MB plus a single page foldout) is a new resource for family woodland owners in Minnesota who have ash trees on their land. This guide book is a thorough overview of the ash resource in Minnesota including: ash’s history on the landscape; ash tree identification; information on the emerald ash borer (EAB); […]

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Comment on Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines

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 […]

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Harvesting timber: Visual impacts

Harvesting timber will dramatically change the appearance of your woods. Even a low-intensity partial harvest will require a cleared landing and skid roads, along with deposition of residual slash. This page has basic information about what to expect and how to manage visual impacts during harvest.

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