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?
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 […]
December 2012 This month, the U.S Supreme Court heard arguments to determine whether stormwater discharge from timber harvesting-related operations are point sources of pollution. This case originated with a 2006 lawsuit from an environmental group in Oregon district court. The claim that forest road discharge is point source pollution and required a permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) was […]
While it is true that current markets for most timber species aren’t as good as they were a few years ago, landowners can still receive fair market value for their timber. Timber harvesting can also be a great tool for accomplishing a variety of woodland goals, including: improving forest health and wildlife habitat, building recreational trails, and producing income. However, […]
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 […]