Harvest for habitat, harvest for forest health: Over 70 landowners and service providers meet in the East Iron Range

On September 30, 2016 over 70 woodland owners and service providers met in Iron Junction, MN to discuss opportunities for managing private woodlands. At this Forestry Field Day, woodland owners and service providers discussed options available promote wildlife habitat and forest health. The day began in the morning with an open house with presentations by service providers. These presentations included information on […]

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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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March 2010 biobaler demonstrations in Floodwood and Grand Rapids MN

In March 2010 there will be two demonstrations of biobaler biomass harvesting equipment: March 12, 2010 from 10am-2pm northeast of Floodwood: Sponsored by  Laurentian Resource Conservation & Development.  Click to download the detailed brochure. Registration is required.  To register or for more information, contact Laurentian RC&D at (218) 720-5225 or paul.sandstrom@mn.usda.gov. March 15, 2010 from 11am-2pm near Grand Rapids: Minnesota […]

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Minnesota timber harvesting publications and other resource links

  Timber Harvesting OSHA Logging Hazards Safe Chainsaw Operation A Landowner’s Guide to Building Forest Access Roads Sample contract for timber harvesting in Minnesota Sample timber sale contract- Michigan State University Understanding the timber sale contract- University of Wisconsin Logging for the 21st Century: Protecting the Forest Environment Logging for the 21st Century: Forest Ecology and Regeneration How much lumber […]

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Forest stand improvement: Resource list

Intermediate Cutting Intermediate Treatments-Wisconsin DNR Thinning Fertilizing, Pruning, and Thinning Hardwood Plantations-Purdue University in association with the UDSA Forest Service Thinning and Stand Diversity-USDA Forest Service: North Central Region Improvement, release, and salvage cuttings Woodland Improvement and Crop Trees in Iowa-Iowa State University Intermediate Stand Treatments-University of Illonois HJ Andrews Uneven-Aged Management Project (UAMP)-Forest Service Northwest Region Regeneration Logging for […]

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Thinnings and woodland stand improvement

Thinnings and timber stand improvement operations are designed to improve the vigor and value of existing forest stands.  There are many ways to do this.  As in choosing the right silvicultural system, choosing the right kind of thinning for your woodland can be somewhat complex.  That decision depends on a number of factors, including site characteristics, stand age, species composition, […]

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