Forestry Assistance Program (FAP)

Michigan Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) map

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awards grants to Conservation Districts (CD) across the state to provide education and one-on-one technical assistance to private land owners and to communities regarding forest management. Professional foresters working out of 20 CD offices provide coverage to 50 counties in Michigan. The purpose of the program is to assist CDs in their efforts to help Michigan citizens better understand, plan, manage, protect, and utilize their forest resources.

The goal of the program is to provide and increase the active management of non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowner outreach and technical assistance through collaboration and cooperation. A survey conducted by Michigan State University of non-industrial private forest landowners concludes that only 20% of the 11 million acre resource is actively managed. The Forestry Assistance Program will work with local Conservation Districts to increase the number of landowners and acres that are managed under a sustainable forest management plan.


For more information call 1-517-284-5617

FAP Calendar of Events

Find your conservation district below to request assistance

More Forestry Information

American Tree Farm System

Association of Consulting Foresters

Great Lakes Timber Professional Association

Michigan Association of Conservation Districts

Michigan Association of Timbermen

Michigan Forest Association

Michigan Forest Pathways

Michigan Forest Products Council

Michigan Society of American Foresters

Michigan State University Department of Forestry

U.P. Tree Identification

The Forestry Assistance Program does not intend to compete with private sector business. Our foresters do not write management plans, administer timber sales, or provide any other service that could otherwise be provided by the private sector.

Want to know how much your timber is worth? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources commercial timber sales.