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Kailey Forbes joined the Michigan Forest Products Council's Lansing staff as the new Director of Operations.

The Michigan Forest Products Council, on behalf of its staff and membership, wishes to commemorate the life of John Besse, founder of Besse Forest Products. On July 27, 2013 John passed away at his home in Gladstone, Michigan. 

The Michigan SIC (State Implementation Committee) and partners implemented a Best Management Practics (BMP) monitoring program. The results of this audit and the positive impact of BMP implementation at the state level are posted on the SFI Program website. 

Last week the US Senate approved a version of the Farm Bill that includes authority for the Forest Service to expand the use of the Healthy Forest Restorations Act to lands which may be threatened by insects or catastrophic fire.

Today governor Rick Snyder signed a collection of bills, known as the Qualified Forestry Package, which will enable non-industrial private landowners to take a more active role in the management of their forested land. 

The Michigan Forest Products Council has joined over 50 other state and local organizations in supportisn federal legislation to protect forest roads.

The Michigan Forest Products Council commends Governor Rick Snyder for signing into law Senate Bill 289, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba). The bill easily passed the Senate 25-13, sending it to the Governor's desk for signature. 

As the month of April draws to a close, the Michigan Forest Products Council joined in the City of East Lansing's annual tre planting celebration by donating over 30 tree seedlings to the event.

"We need to increase out esorts of products made in Michigan," governor Synder states in his opening remarks to Summit attendees.

The Michigan Forest Products Council is proud to reaffirm its commitment to protect, promote, and sustain Michigan’s natural resources in honor of Earth Day. As a part of worldwide observance of Earth Day, here are five ways Michigan’s natural resources affect our daily life in the Great Lakes st


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