Primary Mill Survey

The DNR is conducted a survey of wood-using primary mills and biomass energy facilities that were active in calendar year 2016 to help assess the amount of wood harvested from Michigan forest land. The survey focuses on primary manufacturers -- companies that use sawlogs, pulpwood, chips or fuelwood from in-woods harvesting to manufacture first-order goods like lumber, paper, engineered wood products or mulch. Responses will be used to summarize information statewide on type of mills in operation, products produced, and estimates of wood volume used and residues created in the manufacturing process. All individual mill volume information will be kept confidential. Contact information and type of products produced for each company were used to update the Forest Products Industry Directory for participating mills. Questions? Contact David Neumann at or 517-284-5887, or Brenda Haskill at or 906-293-5131 x 4053. The survey is available as a PDF posted below:

2016 Primary Mill Survey Questionnaire

Results of the 2014 Primary Mill Survey are published in the mill survey report listed below:
2014 Primary Mill Survey Report