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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Will Forestry Be a Regulated Activity Under the Clean Water Act?

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 […]

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Timber sales on private lands

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, […]

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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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