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:
See attached PDF for the official summary of FY15 budget recommendations from Governor Rick Snyder's office
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.