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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If you notice an outdated link, please contact Bill Cook at cookwi@msu.edu.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
Forest Management Guidelines 2010

Michigan Society of American Foresters

Forest Management Systems Michigan Forests Forever  
Forestry Publications MSU Department of Forestry  
Forestry Publications MSU Extension-U.P.  
Forest Type Bulletin Series MSU Extension-U.P.
Nurseries-Michigan Michigan DNR
Timber Volume Calculators Forestry Forum
MSDS, Chemical Information Velocity EHS
Forestry Information - General NRCS-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Forest Trends-International D.C. Non-profit
Forestry-National Forestry USA
State Forest Management Michigan DNR
Forest Ecology
Forest Ecology Michigan Forests Forever
Parcelization/Fragmentation UW-Madison Silvis Lab
Forestry Best Mngt. Practices - BMPs DNR Forestry
Biomass Harvest Guidance DNR Forestry
Forest Soils - Web Soil Survey NRCS-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Threatened & Endangered Species Michigan DNR  
Tree & Plant Identification

Upper Peninsula Tree ID

MSU Extension

Silvics Manuals US Forest Service
Image Collection University of Georgia, et al.
Big Trees-National Eastern Native Tree Society
Big Trees-Michigan Michigan Botanical Club
Michigan Plants On-line University of Michigan
Michigan Natural Features Inventory MSU Extension
Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac Jim Dunphy
Michigan Invasive Plants DEQ, DNR, MDARD  
Plants Database USDA NRCS  
Forestry Subject Area
Program Sponsoring Group URL

Forest Industries

Major Mills,
Forest Owners

Trade Organization - Loggers & Truckers Michigan Association of Timbermen  
Trade Organization-Loggers & Truckers Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
Trade Organization - Forest Industry Forest Resources Association  
Trade Organization - Forest Industry Michigan Forest Products Council  
Wood Products Directory Michigan DNR  
Mill in Alpena Decorative Panels International
Major forestowner The Forestland Group  
Major forest owner Weyerhaeuser  
Mills in the U.P. (2) Louisiana-Pacific  
Mill in the U,.P. (2) Verso Corporation  
Mill in Filer City Packaging Corporation of America  
Mill in Gwinn Potlatch Corporation  
Mill in Grayling Weyerhaeuser  
Mill in Grayling Arauco  
Forest Certification

SFI - Michigan

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
FSC - USA Forest Stewardship Council
State Forest Certification Michigan DNR
Tree Farm Group Certification American Forest Foundation
Sustainable Forest Mngt. Canadian Standards Association
Certification Services Pan European Forest Council
ISO 14001 International Standards Organization
Master Logger Master Logger Program
Forester Certification Society of American Foresters  
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
Forest Biomass Bulletins MSU Extension-U.P.  
Wood-Based Thermal Energy Statewide Wood Energy Team  
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


Forestry Subject Area Program Sponsoring Group URL

Forest Health


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/
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 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
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
Cost-Share Programs NRCS  
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
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
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

Michigan State University

Department of Forestry


Michigan Technological Univ.

Forest Resources & Environment


University of Michigan

Natural Resources & Environment


UW-Stevens Point

College of Natural Resources



Forest Ecology & Management



Forestry & Natural Resources


Accredited Forestry Programs

Society of American Foresters



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