Where forest & forestry resources come together for all users!


Michigan Forest Management Guidelines (aka the "Greenbook")
From the Michigan Society of American Foresters

This YouTube video series "BeLeaf It or Not!" targets classroom grades four through seven with a light-hearted examination of forests and forest industry.  It's a product of MSU Extension and the forestry community.  The first episodes were posted in May 2019.  Additional episodes will be posted, as they are produced, through 2020.    


Michigan Forests Flyer
Revised 2012

  The purpose of this website, and among participating organizations, is to promote science-based forestry and resource conservation.   Through the sharing of information and education events, we hope to reach two primary goals:

1. Provide clearer understanding among all groups about forest and forestry education resources and opportunities.

2. Reduce inefficiencies and duplication in our educational programs to relieve the strain all non-profit groups are feeling in their budgets.

 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING USE FOR A NEWSLETTER?

Bill Cook's newspaper article collection, written monthly since 1997. These essays cover a wide range of issues related to forests, forestry, and natural resources.

USING WOOD TO PRODUCE THERMAL ENERGY IS GOOD!

Ever thought about the many advantages of wood pellet heat for your home or small business using advanced, fully-automatic furnaces and boilers.  It's not about grampa's comfy wood pellet stove!

Check-out the videos at "Feel Good Heat" and Maine Energy Systems.

For more about wood-based heating (and cooling), visit the Michigan Wood Energy website

Thinking of a timber sale? PLEASE call a forester before engaging a logger.

          Learn more about why    Call Before You Cut!   Find a Forester

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Tax Tips for Forest Landowners


FOREST MANAGEMENT & FOREST ECOLOGY INFORMATION

BACKGROUND ESSAYS ABOUT FORESTRY

EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR K-12 TEACHERS, STUDENTS, and COMMUNITIES

LISTING OF FORESTRY ORGANIZATIONS/PARTNERS
 
FORESTRY & WILDLIFE INFORMATION
(under construction)

We hope that you can find your way to the information that you seek.  If not, please let us know how we might provide additional avenues of inquiry. Keep in mind that this website is not designed to include the wealth of information, program information, and other materials that are provided for by others.  Rather, we hope this website might serve as a directory of information for just about all people interested in forests and forestry. If you wish to speak to a forester, you can try retired extension forester/biologist Bill Cook at cookwi@msu.edu.

Below is the link to the You Tube "channel" which hosts the three videos for forest landowners produced by Karen Potter-Witter's research/extension group and Great Lakes Digital Productions.

"BeLEAF IT or NOT!"

Department of Forestry - Michigan State University

Forestry: From Fear to Facts.
Forestry: Maximizing your return on investment.
Forestry: Investing In & Profiting From Sustainable Forestry

 


TRAILER- This website was created by a consortium of forestry groups to help streamline information about forestry and coordinate forestry activities designed to benefit the family forest owner and various publics that make up our Michigan citizenry. This website is maintained by Bill Cook, retired extension forester/biologist. Direct comments to cookwi@msu.edu.