WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — For the past 25 years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Forest Stewardship Program – which helps private forest landowners connect with a professional forester to develop a voluntary Forest Stewardship Plan – have helped private landowners manage, protect and enjoy their forests. The program, funded by the U.S. Forest Service, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Michigan family forest owners often use their Forest Stewardship Plans to obtain financial assistance, enroll in a property tax program, prepare for a timber sale, improve wildlife habitat, or join the American Tree Farm System to certify their sustainable forest management.
“I enjoyed learning new things about my forest – the plan even mentioned frogs and huckleberries. Having a Forest Stewardship Plan has given me confidence that my forest management, based on professional advice, will achieve my goals for sustainable forestry and better wildlife habitat.”