On Earth Day, April 23, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder called a Forest Products Summit to bring to light the issues and opportunities currently facing the industry. The Governor highlight three questions the industry must address for long-term success:
The graph above shows where Michigan's forests are located by county.
See the attached PDF for a complete list of training sessions scheduled for 2014, March through December.
Upcoming training sessions and session details can also be found in the MFPC calendar at www.michiganforest.com/events
This document, prepared by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, provides:
- An overview of the health of Michigan's forests
- Review of the DNR's Forest Health Program
- Insect and diseases overview
- Review of forest decline
The materials used in this video were developed with support from the USA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory. This video belongs to the American Forest & Paper Asssociation (AF&PA)
The USFS released its summary report on the US forestry industry. The report outlines the condition of the industry over the last 5 years and proposed actions to adapt to a transforming industry sector.
An estimated 20 million acres of Michigan's land is devoted to forests. These forests generate jobs that employ over 150,000 Michiganians and contribute $12 billion to Michigan's economy. Who owns this land? The largest landowner in Michigan is individual private landowners.
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