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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Bur oak blight (BOB) in Minnesota

By Jill Pokorny, United States Forest Service Update:  Here’s a May 2011 PDF fact sheet on bur oak blight (BOB), including identification and management considerations. Minnesota tree care companies, their arborists, and urban forestry professionals are advised to be on the lookout for a newly discovered disease of bur oaks. The first bonafide case of bur oak blight (BOB), confirmed […]

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Woodland wildlife species: Wild Turkey

Contribution by Mark Westphal. Historically the wild turkey has been a resounding success story for wildlife and conservation agencies. As of the early 1900s, most of the wild turkeys had been wiped out of North America. During the Great Depression, the turkey population was estimated at 30,000 birds. Hunters and conservation agencies jumped on the situation before the turkey totally […]

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Video: Solar-powered forestry

Our latest video features Greg Nolan and Marcia Rapatz of Browerville.  Learn how Greg and Marcia’s land management has produced large white pine and gradually turned brushlands into young quality oak stands. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpwZqd9dqbA This video is produced by Philip Potyondy and Eli Sagor. For more on Peter Bundy, the forester who appears briefly in the video, visit his Masconomo Forestry […]

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Sign up for Conservation Stewardship Program by Sept. 30

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/9/2009) —Registration for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is taking place now until Sept. 30, 2009. The CSP is a voluntary program through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving, maintaining and managing existing conservation activities. CSP is available on […]

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