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Forestry Assistance Program

Michigan's Forestry Assistance Program Video

Michigan's Forestry Assistance Program

The goal of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to help family forest owners achieve their goals for woodland ownership. The program provides outreach and technical assistance to help private landowners make good decisions about how to care for their land. A survey conducted by Michigan State University of family forest owners concludes that only 20% of the 11 million acre resource is actively managed. The Forestry Assistance Program works with local conservation districts to increase the number of family forests that are managed under a sustainable forest management plan.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awards grants to conservation districts across the state to interact with family forest owners and communities.

For more information, call 517-284-5617.

Click here to view a PDF version of the Forestry Map.

MSU Extension private forest land video: "From Fear to Facts: A Landowner's Perspective"

Find your conservation district below to request assistance.






Delta Dickinson




Manistee Marquette

Mecosts & Osceola-Lake


Oceana Oscoda Otsego Presque Isle Tuscola Wexford More Forestry Information

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.