View a PDF of the state of the forestry industry in Michigan from 2012, developed by Dr. Larry Leefers, Forest Economist, Michigan State University.
View a PDF developed by forestry industry specialists and experts for the 2013 Forest Products Summit.
The U.S. trucking industry is effectively needing to replace the entire workforce every year (100% turnover) and new legislation is making it very difficult to attract and retain people. In 2015, the U.S. will have a 250,000 deficit in truck drivers.
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