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  Forest Management and
Forest Ecology Information
By Topic Area

   Most of these links were added in 2006 and have been periodically updated.
If you notice an outdated link, please contact Bill Cook at cookwi@msu.edu.

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Forestry Subject Area
Program Sponsoring Group URL
Forest Management
Management Guidelines 2010

Michigan Society of American Foresters

http://michigansaf.org/Business/MSAFguide-2010/1-MainPage.html
Management Systems Michigan Forests Forever http://mff.dsisd.net/Balance/MngtSytems.htm
Forestry Publications MSU Department of Forestry http://www.for.msu.edu/extension_outreach/extension_publications
Forestry Publications MSU Extension-U.P. http://michigansaf.org/ForestInfo/MSUElibrary/1-MainLibrary.htm
Forestry Publications MTU Ford Forestry Center http://www.mtu.edu/forest/fordcenter/
Forest Type Bulletin Series MSU Extension Index of Bulletins
Nurseries-Michigan Michigan DNR http://www.mich.gov/documents/dnr/IC4175_DirectoryOfMichiganSeedlingNurseries_342704_7.pdf
Timber Volume Calculators Forestry Forum http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=toolbox
MSDS, Chemical Information Unknown http://www.msdsonline.com/
Forestry Information - General Natural Res. Cons. Service http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=MI
Forest Trends-International D.C. Non-profit www.forest-trends.org/index.php
Forestry-National Forestry USA www.forestryusa.com
Forest Planning-State Lands Michigan DNR http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505---,00.html
Forest Ecology
Forest Ecology Michigan Forests Forever http://mff.dsisd.net/Environment/EcologyForests.htm
Parcelization/Fragmentation UW-Madison Silvis Lab http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu
Forestry Best Mngt. Practices - BMPs DNR Forestry http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-31154_31261---,00.html
Biomass Harvest Guidance DNR Forestry http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/WGBH_321271_7.pdf
Forest Soils NRCS http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/
Biodiversity-State Lands Michigan DNR http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_39170-145079--,00.html
Threatened & Endangered Species Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12142---,00.html
Tree & Plant Identification

Upper Peninsula Tree ID

MSU Extension

http://uptreeid.com

Silvics Manuals US Forest Service http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.htm
Image Collection University of Georgia, et al. www.forestryimages.org
Big Trees-National Eastern Native Tree Society www.uark.edu/misc/ents/index.html
Big Trees-Michigan Michigan Botanical Club http://michbotclub.org/registry
Michigan Plants On-line University of Michigan http://michiganflora.net
Michigan Natural Features Inventory MSU http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/
Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac Jim Dunphy http://poisonivy.aesir.com
Plants Database USDA NRCS http://plants.usda.gov/index.html
Forestry Subject Area
Program Sponsoring Group URL

Forest Industries

Major Mills,
Forest Owners

Trade Organization Michigan Association of Timbermen http://www.timbermen.org
Trade Organization Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association http://www.timberpa.com
Wood Products Directory Michigan DNRE www.michigandnr.com/wood/AllSearch.asp
Mill in Alpena Decorative Panels International www.alpenaforestry.com
Major forest owner The Forestland Group www.forestlandgroup.com
Major forest owner Plum Creek www.plumcreek.com
Mills in the U.P. (2) Louisiana-Pacific http://www.lpcorp.com/about_us/locations
Mill in Escanaba NewPage Corporation Long URL
Mill in Quinnesec Verso Paper http://www.versopaper.com/OurCompany/Mills/Quinnesec
Mill in Gwinn Potlatch Corporation www.potlatchcorp.com
Mill in Grayling Weyerhaeuser www.weyerhaeuser.com
Lobby Organization Michigan Forest Products Council www.michiganforest.com
Forest Certification

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI Board www.aboutsfb.org
Forest Stewardship Council FSC-USA www.fscus.org
FSC Companies FSC-USA www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_33360---,00.html
State Forest Certification Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_33360---,00.html
Tree Farm Group Certification American Forest Foundation http://www.treefarmsystem.org/certification-american-tree-farm-system
Sustainable Forest Mngt. Canadian Standards Assn. www.csa-international.org/product_areas/forest_products_marking/default.asp?language=english
Pan European Forest Council PEFC www.pefc.org/internet/html/about_pefc.htm
International Standards ISO, Int'l Standards Organization http://www.iso.org
Master Logger Program Michigan Association of Timbermen http://www.timbermen.org
Timber Sales Logging

Wood Products Directory

Michigan DNR www.michigandnr.com/wood
MSU Publications MSU Department of Forestry http://www.for.msu.edu/extension_outreach/extension_publications
Logger Directory by County Michigan Association of Timbermen http://www.timbermen.org
Sample Contract MSU Extension Bulletin PDF
Timber Volume Calculators Forestry Forum http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=toolbox
Trade Organization Michigan Association of Timbermen www.timbermen.org
Trade Organization Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association www.timberpa.com
Logging & Sawmilling Resources Forestry Forum www.forestryforum.com
Selling Timber? DNR Forestry http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505-146586--,00.html
Woody Biomass Utilization
Small Library & MSUE Wood Biomass Bulletins Michigan SAF and MSU Extension http://michigansaf.org/ForestInfo/Biomass/Biomass.htm
BCAP-Biomass Crop Ass't Program USDA Farm Service Agency http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=ener&topic=bcap
Michigan Wood Energy SE Michigan RC&D http://michiganwoodenergy.org
BURN-UP Program U.P. RC&D http://www.uprcd.org
Heating the Midwest District Energy & CHP http://heatingthemidwest.org
Pellet Fuels Institute Pellet Fuels Institute http://pelletheat.org
Biomass Energy Resource Center In Vermont http://www.biomasscenter.org
Biomass Harvest Guidance DNR Forestry http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/WGBH_321271_7.pdf
Canadian Renewable Fuels Assn. CRFA is a non-profit http://greenfuels.org
Carbon Calculator Carbon Fund Foundation https://carbonfund.org/business-calculator
Biomass Program Areas U.S. Dept. of Energy http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/index.html
Forest Bioenergy South. Forest Research Partnership http://forestbioenergy.net
Michigan Renewable Energy Prog. Public Service Commission http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,1607,7-159-16393---,00.html
Office of Bio-based Technologies Michigan State University http://bioeconomy.msu.edu
Woods to Wheels Michigan Technological University http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/w2w
Nat'l Renewable Energy Labs U.S. Dept. of Energy http://www.nrel.gov
Woody Biomass Bulletins MSU Extension http://michigansaf.org/ForestInfo/Biomass.htm
International District Energy Association Trade & Information Group http://www.districtenergy.org/

Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Biomass non-profit

http://www.biomassthermal.org/

Forestry Subject Area Program Sponsoring Group URL

Forest Health
and
Protection

Fire
Insects
Diseases

Pest Module on UP Tree ID Website MSU Extension http://uptreeid.com/Health/_02MainHealth.html
Fire Management Michigan DNR http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_30816---,00.html
Forest Insect-Disease Leaflets U.S. Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/outernet/r6/nr/fid/wo-fidls/fidls-info.shtml
Forest Pathology James Worrall www.forestpathology.org
Forest Pests Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_30830-36661--,00.html
Forest Health Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_30830---,00.html
Forest Health Newsletter U.S. Forest Service http://na.fs.fed.us/fhp/fhw/lsfhw
Emerald Ash Borer Multiple sponsors www.emeraldashborer.info
Beech Bark Disease U.S. Forest Service www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/beechbark/fidl-beech.htm
Oak Wilt MSU Extension MSU Bulletin E3169
Asian Long-horned Beetle U.S. Forest Service www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/alb/index.shtm
Fruit Tree Diseases West Virginia University www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/wvufarm8b.html#CHERRY
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid U.S. Forest Service http://na.fs.fed.us/fhp/hwa
Sudden Oak Death Multiple Sponsors http://www.suddenoakdeath.org
Eastern Forest Threat Center U..S. Forest Service http://www.forestthreats.org  
Michigan Natural Features Inventory MSU http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/
Invasive
Species
MIPC Michigan Invasive Plant Council http://invasiveplantsmi.org
Invasive Plants of Wisconsin Invasive Plants Assn. of Wisconsin www.ipaw.org
National Center Multiple Sponsors www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov
Wildlife
Wildlife Ecology Michigan Forests Forever http://mff.dsisd.net/Environment/EcologyWildlife.htm
Landowners Guide Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12148---,00.html
Threatened & Endangered Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12142---,00.html
LIP-Landowner Incentive Program Michigan DNR http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_36649---,00.html
Endangered Speces Ass'mt Multiple Sponsors www.mcgi.state.mi.us/esa
Wildlife Division Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370---,00.html
Bird Songs/Images eNature http://www.enature.com/birding/audio.asp
Owl Pages Deane Lewis www.owlpages.com
Birds of America Cornell University http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA
Backyard Wildlife Mngt. Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12148-30777--,00.html

Deer and
Deer Damage

Forest Foods Deer Eat Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12148-61306--,00.html
Deer Hunting Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363_10856_10905---,00.html
Forests & Whitetails Mich. Society of American Foresters http://michigansaf.org/Tours/Deer2005/1-MainPage.htm
Crash Statistics Mich. Office Highway Safety Planning www.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org
Deer Impacts Research U.S. Forest Service http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/sustaining_forests/conserve_enhance/timber/deer_impacts
Chronic Wasting Disease CWD Alliance www.cwd-info.org
Michigan Forester Perceptions    Michigan Society of Am. Foresters http://michigansaf.org/Tours/05Deer/SurveyReport.pdf
Quality Deer Management QDM Association www.qdma.com
Forestry Subject Area Program Sponsoring Group URL
Forest Owner Assistance
Consultant Directory
MSU Extension http://www.for.msu.edu/extension_outreach/consulting_foresters
Consultant Directory Assn. Consulting Foresters www.acf-foresters.org
Conservation District Forestry Assistance Program Department of Agriculture & Rural Dev't http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1566_2311-286087--,00.html
National Extension Forestry Directory CSREES http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/nre/pdfs/forest_directory.pdf
Tree Farm Program Tree Farm-Michigan http://michigantreefarm.com/index.html
Forest Owner Group Michigan Forest Association www.michiganforests.com
Forest Owner Group National Woodland Owners Assn. www.woodlandowners.org
Forestry Forum Jeff Brokaw www.forestryforum.com
Consultants
Green Timber Forestry Justin Miller et al. http://www.greentimberforestry.com
Grossman Forestry Jerry Grossman, et al. www.grossmanforestry.com
Metropolitan Forestry Bob Cool http://www.metroforestry.com/
MichiTree Scott Erickson, et al. www.michitree.com
Plant Growth Mngt. Systems Mark & Laurie Mann, et al. www.plantgrowthmanagementsystems.com
Professional Forest Care Lynnwood Stephens www.proforestcare.com
Timberline Forestry Geoff Kegerreis www.timberlineforestry.com
U.P. Forest Resources Terry Read http://upforestresources.com
Tom Jacques Forestry Tom Jacques http://www.jacquesforest.com
Upper Michigan Land Mngt. Dean Francis, et al. www.michiganforesters.com
Cost-share Programs
Biomass Crop Assistance Program USDA Farm Service Agency http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=ener&topic=bcap
Conservation Stewardship Program USDA NRCS Long URL
Forest Stewardship Program
[FSP] Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html
Forest Land Enhancement [FLEP] Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html
Forest Legacy Program Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html
Commercial Forest Program [CFP] Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html
Conservation Stewardship Program USDA NRCS http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/new_csp
Env. Quality Incentives Program [EQIP] USDA NRCS www.mi.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip.html
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program [WHIP] USDA NRCS Long URL
Conservation Reserve Program [CRP] USDA NRCS http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/technical/?cid=stelprdb1041269
Wetlands Reserve Program [WRP] USDA NRCS http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/easements/wetlands
Timber
Taxation
National Timber Tax Website Multiple Partners www.timbertax.org/footer/sponsors.asp
Minimizing Fed. Income Tax MSU Department of Forestry http://www.for.msu.edu/extension_outreach/extension_publications
Family Forest Succession Oregon Extension, et al. http://tiestotheland.org
Commercial Forest Program Michigan DNR http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html
Qualified Forest Property Program Michigan DARD and Conservation Districts http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1599_28740---,00.html
Urban
Forestry
Information & Arborists Int'l Society of Arboriculture (ISA) www.isa-arbor.com
Arboriculture & Tree Care Michigan Chapter of the ISA www.asm-isa.org
Urban & Community Forestry Michigan DNR www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_40936---,00.html

University Forestry
Programs

Michigan State University

Department of Forestry

www.for.msu.edu

Michigan Technological Univ.

Forest Resources & Environment

http://forest.mtu.edu

University of Michigan

Natural Resources & Environment

www.snre.umich.edu

UW-Stevens Point

College of Natural Resources

http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr

UW-Madison

Forest Ecology & Management

http://forest.wisc.edu

Purdue

Forestry & Natural Resources

https://ag.purdue.edu/fnr

Accredited Forestry Programs

Society of American Foresters

http://www.safnet.org

 


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