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Resources for private forest land owners

Programs for private forest land owners

Machinery operated in the woods as part of a shelterwood cut

Commercial Forest Program

Manage your forest for long-term timber production and get reduced taxes.

Two kids in snow gear walk on a path through a winter forest

Forest Stewardship Program

Develop a plan to manage, protect and enjoy your forest. 

A forester in the woods looks at a map

Registered Foresters

Find a professional forester registered with the State of Michigan. 

Aerial image of green forest and Manistee river headwaters

Forests for Fish

Forests provide abundant clean water and quality fish habitat. 

Kids explore the outdoors on a Wheels to Woods field trip

Wheels to Woods

Wheels to Woods provides transportation grants for schools to visit a forest or forest products company.

Aerial image of Walled Lake in the middle of a lush forest

Forest Legacy Program

Protect privately owned and environmentally significant forest lands.