The Forestry Assistance Program works to provide an initial professional contact with landowners who are interested in forest management on their property. The District Forester’s role is to provide general guidance, basic management planning, and referrals to other public and private resource professionals. Qualified Foresters interested in pursuing the project(s) described below should respond to their Conservation District within two weeks of the posting. District Forester, Ellie Johnson, will then forward all interested Qualified Foresters’ contact information to the landowner. The landowners will be encouraged to contact all of the foresters who reply in a timely fashion, the choice on which professional to work with remains with the individual owner. The District staff will follow up with all landowners to ensure they receive the assistance they are seeking. Please contact the District Forester if you would like more information on any project:
Ellie Johnson, 231-866-0103, email@example.com
Project #: 45-22-12
Location: Long Lake Twp, Grand Traverse County
Acres: 34.5 acres (with ~22 forested)
Forest Type: Predominantly second growth sugar maples (with some black cherry, beech, and hemlock individuals).
Project Type: Thinning maple canopy (saw log sized) to create canopy gaps where they'd like to plant more trees to increase diversity.