- Forest Stewardship Program
The Forest Stewardship Program connects landowners with a forester or wildlife biologist to develop a Forest Stewardship Plan for their forest. Participation in the program is voluntary, and cost share is available throughout the year. Since 1991, almost 6,000 people in Michigan have used their Forest Stewardship Plan to help them to manage, protect and enjoy their forest.
- Commercial Forest Program
The Commercial Forest program provides a significant property tax reduction to private landowners as an incentive to retain and manage their forest land for long-term timber production in support of the state's forest products industry. Landowners pay a specific tax (currently $1.30 per acre) in property taxes in exchange for managing their land as a productive commercial forest. More than 2.2 million acres of private forest land that are owned by 1,800 landowners are enrolled in the program. Commercial Forest lands are open to the public for foot access for hunting and fishing.
- Forests for Fish
Forests for Fish brings together foresters, loggers and fisheries biologists to promote the message that "Michigan's forests provide abundance clean water and quality fish habitat."
The DNR's partners include Michigan Trout Unlimited, the Michigan Tree Farm Committee, the Michigan Association of Timbermen and the Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters.
Forests for Fish is funded by the U.S. Forest Service, State and Private Forestry. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
- Forest Legacy Program The Forest Legacy Program seeks to protect privately owned and environmentally significant forest land from being converted to non-forest uses. This program is a strictly voluntary program and involves the acquisition of land in fee ownership or rights in land through a conservation easement. If a conservation easement is acquired, the land remains in private ownership but does provide for public access. The Forest Legacy Program encourages partnerships with local governments and land trusts, recognizing the important contributions that private landowners, local communities, and environmental organizations make to forest conservation efforts.
- Forest Stewardship Program in Michigan - Video
- Forestry, From Fear to Facts: A Landowner's Perspective (Video)
- Forestry: Investing in, and profiting from, Sustainable Forestry (Video)
- Managing Michigan's Wildlife: A Landowner's Guide
- Sustainable Soil and Water Quality Practices on Forest Land
- Michigan Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy
- Directory of Michigan Seedling Nurseries
- Michigan Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidance
- Michigan Forest Products Industry Database
- What Is My Timber Worth, and How Do I Sell It?
- Find a Certified Forest Stewardship Plan Writer
- FSP Outreach and Education Grant Program
- United States Forest Service – Private Forests
- Michigan Forestry Assistance Program
- Qualified Forest Program
- NRCS Forestry Programs in Michigan
- Michigan Forest Association
- Michigan Association of Timbermen
- Michigan Forest Products Council
- Michigan Society of American Foresters
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- MSU Department of Forestry
- MSU Extension Forestry
- MTU Department of Forestry
- American Tree Farm System
- FSC for Family Forests
- National Timber Tax
- Call Before You Cut
- Ties to the Land