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Title: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 17, 2004, 07:54:43 AM
64th Annual Lake States Logging Congress

September 10-11-12, 2009; U.P. Faigrounds, Escanaba, Michigan

Contact:www.timperpa.com
or Timber Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association @ 715-282-5828
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 11, 2006, 04:29:58 PM
RE:  NEW MICHIGAN TREE / TALL SHRUB ID BOOK

"Trees of Michigan."  2006.  Linda Kershaw.  Lone Pine Publishing.  272 pp.
ISBN:  978-976-8200-07-5

www.lonepinepublishing.com

This book has just become available and it's a pretty good field guide for both the beginner and expert.  Would be good for classrooms, too. It's filled with keys, tools, descriptions, images, and more. 

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 14, 2007, 08:29:16 PM
The Forest Landowners Guide to Internet Resources: for the Northeast &
North Central States


http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/misc/flg/
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: wmrussel on July 01, 2007, 12:38:42 PM
Are there any "Forestry Internet Seminar Series" from southeastern universities? 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 12, 2007, 08:10:49 PM
I'm only aware of the above at present. Will post any that I might find out about.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 04, 2007, 08:50:58 PM
NRAES Offers New Book on "The Woods in Your Backyard"

Virginia's Natural Resource Agricultures and Engineering Service has announced the publication of The Woods in Your Backyard, a book that promotes the stewardship of small parcels of land for the personal enjoyment of the owners and improved environmental quality for society. It is written for owners of 1-10 acres of forested land as well as owners who are interested in turning grassy or lawn-areas into forest. The first four parts (Introduction, Inventory Your Property, Ecological Principles, and Put Your Knowledge into Practice) describe concepts necessary to fulfill land management goals for your property. Part five is a workbook with blank activity sheets designed to apply the lessons in parts I-IV to your own land.

For more information, or to order a copy, visit the NRAES website.

 

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Shotgun on February 05, 2008, 05:09:41 PM
What is ANR week??
 :)

Agriculture - Natural Resources Week
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 04, 2009, 06:10:05 PM
2010 National Tree Farm Convention

July 13 - July 15, 2010 in Burlington, Vermont on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.

Make reservations now at the Hilton Birlington. Call 1-800-445-8667 and reference the group code "Tree Farmer Convention" to secure the special rate.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 18, 2010, 09:31:53 AM
Michigan Forest Association Events

Annual Meeting set for Aug 13 & 14, 2010.

Mark your calendar now for the 2010 annual meeting at the Cole Canoe Base near
West Branch. Cole Canoe Base is a boy scout camp on the Rifle River. We will visit their managed forest and see some of their streambank restoration work. Much more. Mark the dates; details will follow.

Second annual MFA bus tour scheduled for September 23 through 26.

This time we’ll go to Sault Ste. Marie and take the train through the Agawa Canyon. Colors should be just about at their peak. Watch for more details soon.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Tenn Slim on January 24, 2010, 10:11:14 AM
ALL
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The Seminar being held in Burlington Vermont, July 2010. Do you or anyone have further information on this event.
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Have a youngster there that could attend.
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Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 05, 2010, 08:10:19 PM
See the March-April Issue of Tree Farmer magazine for detailed information on the July 13-15, 2010 meeting in Burlington, Vermont. Also their web site at www.treefarmsystem.org
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 05, 2010, 10:17:11 PM
Ties to the Land Workshop

Do you own forest land and want to keep that forest legacy for future generations?  If so you, you might want to consider attending the “Ties to the Land Workshop” that will be conducted in Saginaw on Saturday, November 6.  

The details and registration form can be found on MFA’s website.  The direct link to the PDF file is http://www.michiganforests.com/TTLFlyer.pdf.

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 06, 2010, 08:18:06 AM
Timber Industry Publication

Our own MDNRE Anthony Weatherspoon has co-authored a USFS bulletin titled "Michigan Timber Industry: An Assessment of Timber Product Output and Use." Take a peek for yourself: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/rb/rb_nrs42.pdf.  71 pages. 

Abstract
Presents recent Michigan forest industry trends; production and receipts of industrial roundwood; and production of saw logs, veneer logs, pulpwood, and other products in 2006.  Logging residue generated from timber harvest operations is reported, as well as wood and bark residue generated at primary wood-using mills and disposition of mill residues.

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 25, 2010, 05:21:08 PM
Michigan SAF and Michigan ACF Fall Meeting

Considerations and Innovations for Managing Michigan's Lowland Forests

Sponsored by the Michigan Society of American Foresters and The Michigan Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters

November 4-5, 2010

Ramada Inn, Grayling, Michigan

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 25, 2010, 05:24:47 PM
Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. National Meeting

Emerging From The Storm

New Orleans, LA

June 25-28, 2011
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on November 06, 2010, 12:16:26 PM
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention, 2011

Honolulu, Hiawaii

November 2-6, 2011
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 13, 2010, 08:28:30 PM
Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters (MACF)

Winter meeting/conference Monday & Tuesday, February 14-15, 2011 at Shanty Creek, Bellaire, Michigan.

Contact: Justin Miller
906-353-8584
906-281-4832 (cell)
www.greentimberforestry.com
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 06, 2011, 01:45:33 PM
MSAF SPRING CONFERENCE

Dates:  31 March - 1 April
Location:  Little Bear Arena, St. Ignace
Contact:  Terry Manty:   terrymanty@grossmanforestry.com  for more information
Executive Meeting:  30 March 6:00-9:00, Village Inn Restaurant, St. Ignace
 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 10, 2011, 03:48:37 PM
Forestry Conference-Michigan Assets

March 16, 2011, Lansing Radisson

A high profile conference assembling legislators, nonindustrial private landowners, agencies, industry, and others.

Contact: Amy Trotter (MUCC) at atrotter@mucc.org
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 11, 2011, 07:28:21 PM
Sustainable Forestry Conference

Michigan Forest Products Council
April 14, 2011, Florence, Wisconsin, Downtown on Central
Cost: $30.00, pre-registration required
Contact: Bill cook at cookwi@msu.edu or Corrin seaman at corrin.seaman@ces.uwex.edu
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 13, 2011, 01:47:37 PM
19th Annual NE Wisconsin/UP Loggers Conference

Michigan Forest Products Council
May 23, 2011, Bark River, Island Resort & Casino
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 05, 2011, 08:58:02 PM
2011 Tree Farmer Convention  

The 2011 National Tree Farmer Convention will be held August 9-11 in New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, situated between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The resort is at the base of the Sandia Mountains and reflects the rich history of the Tamayame people. Located on several thousand acres of native land, this property features amazing mountain views, the Rio Grande River, and an expansive cottonwood forest. We are planning programming for Tree Farmers of all ages, so bring the young Tree Farmers in your family. With room rates at just $89/night negotiated especially for our convention goers, this is one you can't miss! Look for registration information in the March/April edition of Tree Farmer Magazine. Be sure to check www.treefarmsystem.org for the most up to date information. We hope you and your family can join us

ATFS Sightline Express
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 06, 2011, 08:05:31 PM
National Walk in the Woods Day

Save this date -- Saturday, May 21st! 2011 is the International Year of the Forests and AFF is helping to spread the word about the many benefits our forests provide and encourage people to get out there and see the land. Saturday, May 21 is National Walk in the Woods Day, and we invite you to help others discover a forest and learn about its importance by participating in, or leading, a "walk in the woods" activity. Do you rarely spend time in your own woods because you are helping other landowners with theirs? May 21 would be a great time to get out and celebrate! Or maybe use this opportunity to talk to the landowners you work with about having their family out to their woodland.

Here are some ideas:

Take your own children, grandchildren, or family/friends/neighbors' children for a walk in the woods.  Conduct a fun, informal educational activity using Project Learning Tree's "Connecting Kids to Nature" activity series.
Invite a local youth club or after-school club for an outing to your Tree Farm, or a nearby woodland, city or state park, or a national forest.
Help a school improve its forest or plant trees on school grounds with students and teachers.

ATFS Sightline Express
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 09, 2011, 10:13:23 AM
TIES TO THE LAND PROGRAM - FOR PRIVATE FOREST OWNERS

The Ties to the Land (TTL) program was developed out of Oregon State to address the issue of massive forest land ownership succession from the current generation to the next.   The trend is parcelization and subsequent fragmentation.  Maintaining both the forest ownerships and their families is the goal of this program.  It's been several times already in Michigan and the proposed 2011 schedule is below. 

Foresters can help in three ways.
1.  Help host or promote a program.
2.  Help identify estate planners with experience in keeping forests and families intact.
3.  Receive training to hold one of these programs (it's not a hard thing to facilitate). 

The national website is [ http://www.familybusinessonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=52 ]. 

Some of the contacts for the Michigan programs are:
   Georgia Peterson [petersong1@michigan.gov]
   Deb Huff [huff.debra@gmail.com]
   Russ Kidd [kidd@msu.edu]
   Dean Solomon [solomon@msu.edu]
   Bill Cook [cookwi@msu.edu]

Ties to the Land sessions for 2011
DRAFT!!!
 
Here’s the graphic distribution of the proposed locations for this year’s series of Ties to the Land sessions. Please consider whether it’s important (or not) to work toward adding a few more­such as in the middle of the “mitt” or in the WUP­to get a good geographic distribution.
 
Location - Berrien Springs/St. Joseph
 
Local contact - Nancy Carpenter (Conservation District)
Professional assistance - Kelly Goward (CD), Joanne Davidhizar (MSUE), Roger Betz (MSUE), Pete Klink, Mark Janke, Jeff Steinkraus and/or Denny Worst (consulting foresters)
Targeted date - June or July
Target audience(s) - Farming community
Primary advertising range - Berrien Co and surrounding counties (including Indiana?)
Format - Two evenings?
 
Location - Grand Rapids
 
Local contact - Connie Redding (Conservation District)
Professional assistance - Kelly Goward, Curtis Talley (MSUE),
Targeted date - June or July
Target audience(s) - Farming community, nonresident landowners, NIPFs in high-development pressure areas
Primary advertising range - Kent Co. and surrounding counties
Format - unsure
 
Location - Tollgate Education Center
 
Local contact - Roy Prentiss (MSUE)
Professional assistance - Georgia Peterson (MSUE/DNR), Van Varner (MSUE),
Targeted date - mid-late September or October
Target audience(s) - nonresident landowners, next generation owners, NIPFs in high-development pressure areas
Primary advertising range - Greater Detroit area
Format - Two evening sessions
 
Location - Manistee (or Cadillac)
 
Local contact - (Grand Traverse and West MI Land Conservancies) *
Professional assistance - Russ Kidd (MSUE), Paul Drysdale (consulting forester), Curtis Talley (MSUE)
Targeted date - April or May
Target audience(s) - Conservancy constituents and staff
Primary advertising range - Within conservancy boundaries
Format - unsure
* Consider partnering/linking Kent Co’s and WMLC’s
 
Location - Indian River
 
Local contact - Cydney Steeb (MSUE)
Professional assistance - Russ Kidd (MSUE), Dean Solomon (MSUE), Curtis Talley (MSUE)
Targeted date - August 20
Target audience(s) - 
Primary advertising range - 
Format - Full day program
 
Location - Newberry
 
Local contact - Debra Huff (MFA)
Professional assistance - Bill Cook (MSUE), Warren Schauer (MSUE), Matt Kleitch (TNC), Brenda Owen (Luce-West Mack CD), Jerry Grossman (consulting forester)
Targeted date - August
Target audience(s) - 
Primary advertising range - 
Format - Full day program
 
 


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 06, 2011, 11:21:16 AM
Michigan SAF Lower Chapter Summer Field Day

26 August, Friday
Meet at DNR Grayling Field Office at 9:00

We will be visiting various areas that burned over the past 20 years to evaluate stand replacement after the fires.

Check the Michigan SAF website for more details.

Contact person: Jack Pilon 989-732-3541 ext 5042 or cell: 989-745-1945
pilonj@michigan.gov



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Magicman on May 08, 2011, 05:35:27 PM
Lincoln County Forestry Association Spring Field Day

Saturday May 21, 2011     9:00 am  -   1:00 pm

Knight Tree Farm  2573 Sunset Rd, Wesson, Ms.  Registration:  601-835-3460

A meal will be served.   digin1

1.  Thinning Mature Pine  -  Waiting for Better Markets

2. Pine Beetles and Weevils

3. Looking at Stumps

4. Basal Area

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 23, 2011, 06:57:08 PM
WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING TRAINING S-130

Flyer located on the MSAF website calendar [ http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm]

Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, Michigan
 
When: June 13-17, 2011
 
Where:  Room 111, Mikanuk Hall, Bay Mills Community College campus
 
Trainers
·         Will Wiggins, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency, Baraga, MI
·         Patricia Carrick, United States Forest Services, Raco, MI
·         Justin Carrick, United States Forest Service, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
 
Cost:  No cost – participants are on their own for lunch.  Area restaurants are within driving distance.
 
Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 through 5:00  (12:00-1:00 scheduled lunch)
 
Applications can be picked up at Bay Mills Community College.  Seating is limited to 50 participants.
For more information call Bay Mills Community College at (906) 248-8401.
 
Aaron W. Tadgerson, MPA
Agriculture and Academics Initiative Co-Director
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Bay Mills Community College
12214 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI 49715
(906) 248-8444
atadgerson@bmcc.edu




Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 02, 2011, 12:32:07 PM
The Michigan Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters (MACF) was recognized as the 2011 Chapter of the year this week at the National ACF Convention held in New Orleans, LA.  The award is given annually to the State chapter that displays the highest level of commitment to the promotion and practice of professional consulting forestry.  This year was unique as it is the first year that Stihl Chainsaws sponsored the $750 award.

Four MACF members made the journey deep into the hot/humid south.  While at the conference they promoted the State of Michigan and learned about what it takes to put on an event of this size and quality.  The 2012 National ACF Convention is to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next June, in which MACF is hosting.

Congratulations to all members of MACF!  You all deserved it!

To learn more about ACF, visit: www.acf-foresters.org
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Post by: Ron Scott on July 14, 2011, 08:01:56 PM
MTU 75th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES

Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is celebrating it's 75th anniversary.  We're inviting folks to join in some festivities during the alumni reunion.  All are invited.
 
Thursday, August 4
Outdoor movie night at the School­9:30 pm It gets dark late up here! Bring a lawn chair, if you have one.
 
Friday, August 5
Open house at the Ford Center­9:30 am–noon Open house at the School­1:30–3:00 pm Alumni awards and Gene Hesterberg tree-planting memorial­3:00 pm on the north side of U. J. Noblet Building on the Seventh Street hillside
 
Saturday, August 6
Open house at the Otter River Cabin, hosted by the Class of 1961­9:30 am–noon 75th Anniversary Celebration Pig Roast­6:30 pm at Hillside Place on Tech’s campus.
 
To register, visit Michigan Tech’s reunion site, www.mtu.edu/alumni/reunion , call Alumni Relations at 906-487-2400 or 877-688-2586 (toll free), or email alumni@mtu.edu.
 
For more information or to share a memory, read some trivia from your years at Tech, or view some old photos, visit the School’s reunion website at www.mtu.edu/forest/alumni/reunion.



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 16, 2011, 11:09:41 AM
Michigan SAF Fall Conference

Location: McGuire's Resort, Cadillac, MI

Dates: October 13th-14th

BATTLING EXOTIC INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE FOREST

Michigan Society of American Foresters Fall Conference
13-14 October (executive team meeting 12 October at 6:30)
Cadillac, McGuires Resort (888-MCGUIRES or 231-775-9947)
Registration: $85 (additional rates, students free)
Contact: Georgia Peterson at petersong1@ michigan.gov or Doug Lee at foresterdoug @charter.net

If you're going, be prompt about making the room reservations at McGuire's. 

Flyers are in the mail, also posted on the MSAF calendar [ http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm]


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 16, 2011, 07:45:42 PM
US Forest Service waives fees on National Public Lands Day

WASHINGTON, -- The Forest Service is waiving fees at hundreds of recreation sites across the country on Saturday, September 24, in recognition of Public Lands Day.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 22, 2011, 08:02:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS EVENT

As you are aware, the United Nations declared 2011 to be the International Year of Forests. In recognition of this, the Michigan State University Department of Forestry is co-hosting a two-day workshop, October 24-25 at the MSU Union, on sustainable forestry and economic development: http://www.for.msu.edu/goes/index.html.

Put this workshop on your calendar, register and attend!

For the workshop, there will be foresters from around the world (many are MSU Forestry alumni) and from Michigan who will address many facets of sustainability and development. You can sign up for the conference, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and dinner on Monday evening...all at no cost to you. We need the formal registration so that the correct number of meals are ordered.

These sessions will provide opportunities for you to meet the speakers. Attend as much of the program as possible. If you sign up, we will have a name tag for you.

There is also a Sunday evening program organized by the Greater Lansing Area United Nations Association (cost ~$30).

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Larry Leefers (leefers@msu.edu; 517-333-8850).



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on November 11, 2011, 07:20:03 PM
City Trees Workshop

Why Wood? Sustainable Uses for City Trees Workshop

When: Friday, 2 December 2011; 8:30 - 4:00
Where: Sloan Longway Museum - Flint Cultural Center, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint
Cost: $20 professional/$10 student - lunch included with registration

Learn more: http://urbanwood.org/uploads/Flint_UW_Conference_Flyer_1211.pdf
Register: http://www.gettrees.org/
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on November 23, 2011, 10:22:41 AM
2012 National Tree Farmer Convention

Thursday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 28, 2011, 11:21:25 PM
The Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters (MACF) annual winter conference is scheduled for:

WHEN:     Monday - Tuesday February 13th – 14th, 2012

WHERE:   Bellaire, Michigan @ Shanty Creek Resorts
               (231) 533-7086
Contact:
David M. Wilson, ACF Secretary/Treasurer
Wilson Forestry Services
1118 E. Park Road
Rothbury, MI 49452-8113
wilsonforestry@glis.net           
             
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 11, 2012, 11:32:52 PM
MICHIGAN WOLVES

18 January, Wednesday, 5:30
Iron Mountain
Fornetti Hall at Bay College West

Brian Roell, DNR Wildlife Biologist
 
Mr. Roell will discuss the biology of wolves. Brian will cover the history of wolves in Michigan along with a discussion of the pending delisting of wolves from the endangered species list.  Mr. Roell is a wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment where he specializes in wolves. He received his B.S. degree from Northern Michigan University and his M.S. degree from the University of Northern Colorado. His interests include furbearer and moose ecology and human–wildlife conflicts.
 
Light refreshments will be served. 


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 11, 2012, 11:54:45 PM
Forest History Notes

To see sustainability related articles in the magazine Forest History Today go to:

http://foresthistory.org/Publications/FHT/index.html

To visit the multi-award winning “Peeling Back the Bark” blog go to:

www.peelingbackthebark.org

To see amazing historic footage of Louisiana Cypress logging, river drives, and other topics go to:

http://www.youtube.com/foresthistory#p/u/1/CEoeHMk9Xpk

http://www.youtube.com/foresthistory#p/u/2/FJDD9VCSfpY

To get your free fix of forest history on a regular basis go to:

www.twitter.com/foresthistory  and

www.facebook.com/foresthistory

 

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 25, 2012, 03:48:50 PM
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention 2012
Spokane, Washington; October 24 - 28, 2012
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 07, 2012, 11:13:17 PM
DUAL PROGRAM TRAINING & INFORMATION SESSION

Becoming a NRCS Technical Service Provider and
Becoming a DNR Certified Plan Writer

Three Locations

28 February, 9:00-5:00
NRCS State Office, Room B
3001 Coolidge Road
Lansing, MI  48823

29 February, 9:00-5:00
Best Western Alpine Lodge
833 West Main Street
Gaylord, MI  49735

1 March, 9:00-5:00
Ramada Inn
412 W. Washington Street
Marquette, MI  49855

Contact:  Shawna Meyer (DNR) at meyers6@michigan.gov or 517-335-3355

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 03, 2012, 01:46:17 PM
GREAT LAKES TIMBER PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

From Aaron Nieman . . .

2012 GLTPA Spring Meeting
16 April, 2012
Island Resort & Casino
Bark River, Michigan

Itinerary (All events EST)
7:30–10:00       Registration
10:00–11:30     Dr. Michael Coffman: Keynote Speaker
11:30–12:30     Lunch Buffet
12:30–1:30       Scott Robbins, Michigan Forest Products Council
1:30–2:30         Rodney Stokes, MDNR Director
                          Cathy Stepp, WDNR Secretary
3:00–3:30        GLTPA Membership Meeting


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 03, 2012, 01:53:12 PM
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY TEACHER PROGRAM

Michigan Forest Association is offering its second annual teacher workshop "An Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management" at the R.A.MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake July 30 - August 1.  Three Continuing Education Units are available through Michigan State University.  The cost to teachers for this workshop is $50 each; the balance is being donated by various companies and individuals.  For more information, see the flyer or contact the MFA office at 517-663-3423 or miforest@acd.net.

A brochure/flyer is located on the MSAF and Forest Pathways website calendars.
http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
http://miforestpathways.net/


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 27, 2012, 11:13:25 AM
WOODY BIOMASS PLANTATION FIELD DAY

For those in the central UP . . .

When:  21 August, 1:00-5:00
Where:  MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center (near Escanaba)
Cost:  None, but please let us know if you're coming (cookwi @msu.edu)
More Info:  see the MSAF calendar for a flyer


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 06, 2012, 12:12:59 PM
Forestry and Grasslands Workshop

WHEN: 10 AM UNTIL 3PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2012
LUNCH PROVIDED
PLEASE BRING A LAWN CHAIR
WHERE: THE WORST FARM
560 EAST STATE ROAD
COLDWATER, MI 49036
PLEASE RSVP TO KATHY BY:
SEPT 5TH AT: 517-278-2725 EXT 5
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 23, 2012, 11:03:31 PM
MSAF FALL CONFERENCE

This year's Fall SAF Conference will take place on November 1st and 2nd at Treetops in Gaylord. The State Executive meeting will occur on the evening of October 31st. This year's topic will be "Forest Parcelization in Michigan: Implications and Challenges". Speakers are currently being lined up to discuss the topic from economic, social, and environmental perspectives of particular interest to our profession.

Questions may be directed to Lee Mueller (muellerl@gmail.com), or Chad Fate(fatec@michigan.gov) directly.

REGISTER FOR THE MSAF FALL CONFERENCE

The registration flyers have been mailed.  The flyer is also on the MSAF website as a PDF.
http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

1-2 November, Treetops Resort near Gaylord
"Forest Parcelization in Michigan:  Implications & Challenges"
$85 for SAF members (free to students)

A block of rooms is reserved at Treetops Resort
Under the name “Society of American Foresters"
$75/night, 989-732-6711



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 23, 2012, 11:35:36 PM
USFS Firewood Workshop

Hi Folks Interested in Forestry, Sawmills and Firewood-

I wanted to inform you of the outreach effort on the part of the US Forest Service to support the growth of the firewood industry in the US.  The USFS is sponsoring an educational and networking one day workshop at the Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, West Virginia on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 that will discuss the firewood industry from the forest to the burning in wood stoves.

The firewood industry is growing but experiencing lots of challenges in trying to remain affordable while seeking new technologies that will allow for better burning and lower emissions.

This workshop is part of an outreach effort at the Wood Education and Resource Center that has hosted a series of forest and wood products workshops in 2011 and 2012.  Our project website is www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.  These workshops have focused on small sawmills and the value added products like cabinets, furniture, millwork and firewood.  Past workshops that include information about small sawmill businesses have the lecture slideshows and handouts as pdf downloads.  A related Local Wood Products Marketing project has additional information and recordings of wood products marketing webinars at www.cnr.ncsu.edu/usalocalwood.

You are invited to attend the Profitable Firewood Processing Workshop.  The cost is $35 per person and includes handouts and a buffet lunch.  The workshop brochure and registration form can be found at www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.  The WERC is located at 301 Hardwood Lane in Princeton, WV at Exit 14 on Interstate 77 just north of the VA/WV state line.  If you cannot attend, you can see the workshop slide shows and handouts after the workshop as they will be posted on the project website.

This workshop will take place one week ahead of the Paul Bunyan Show in Ohio where Sawmill Magazine hosts the Firewood Shootout where several firewood processors will compete on how fast and well they can process logs into split firewood.  Also being shown is a firewood dry kiln in operation that is fired with split firewood.  Information about the Paul Bunyan Show can be found at http://www.ohioforest.org/?page=pbsshowfacts.

This email is a one time announcement and please contact me if you need additional information.  Sawmill Magazine will run articles in the future on the topics discussed at the Firewood Workshop.
 
If you are involved in firewood please take one of the five surveys at www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.

Thank you,
 
Harry W. Watt
Wood Products Specialist
North Carolina State University
Email = harry_watt@ncsu.edu
Cell = 704-880-5034
MI

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: moosehunter on September 28, 2012, 07:34:53 AM
There is a series of portable mill workshops in New England, Oct 1 through Oct. 19. Go to www.nefainfo.org for places and times. The instructor is Dan Cassens of Purdue University. I am going to the Oct. 2 session in Berlin NY.

mh
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 06, 2013, 10:49:29 AM
Reserve These Dates! August 16 – 17, 2013 MFA Annual Meeting Camp Tamarack, Jones, MI.

Tour managed hardwood forest at Camp Tamarack. See: ash salvage, invasive species treatments, giant tulip poplars More!
Sawmill at Camp Tamarack. Archery Shoot. Bonfire. Chainsaw demonstration.
Tour Neal Ferguson’s walnut plantation. Discuss: Deer management. Thousand Cankers disease. Planting techniques.
Limited bunking available at Camp Tamarack; Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 available in nearby Three Rivers.
Shipshewana is less than an hour’s drive. Winery tours in Paw Paw, less than an hour’s drive.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 13, 2013, 01:26:47 PM
Society of American Foresters National Convention

Charleston, South Carolina, October 23-27, 2013
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 13, 2013, 09:05:24 PM
Midwestern Foresters Conclave

April 5-7, 2013

The Michigan State University Forestry Club is hosting the 61st Midwestern Forester’s Conclave on April 6th, 2013. Forestry students from across the Midwest are coming to the Ingham County Fairgrounds to compete in traditional timber sports event. Forestry tradition will take center stage as saws will be whipping and axes swinging. The Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave also provides networking opportunities for many aspiring professionals in the forestry and wood products industry.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 14, 2013, 09:02:01 PM
Sustainable Forestry Conference

April 11, 2013, Florence, Wisconsin
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 15, 2013, 04:28:11 PM
Michigan Association of Timbermen Annual Convention

April 26-27, 2013

Boyne Mountain Resort; Boyne Falls, MI
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 20, 2013, 11:48:16 PM
68th Annual Lake States Logging Congress & Equipment Expo

September 5-7. 2013; U.P. State Fairgrounds, Escanaba, Mi
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 26, 2013, 08:45:59 AM
2013 MICHIGAN ACF WINTER MEETING

11-12 February 2013
Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire
$50 conference
$65 rooms, 231-533-7086

Contact:  Dave Wilson - wilsonforestry@glis.net
              Mark Janke - mjanke4@charter.net

Forms/flyers should be available on the MSAF website by Monday afternoon.

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 31, 2013, 02:30:16 PM
Black Spruce and Tamarack Symposium

13 February 2013.  "Black Spruce and Tamarack:  A Double Species Symposium"
UMN Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Description: The objective of the Black Spruce/Tamarack Symposium is to update forest land managers on current information and/or research related to black spruce and tamarack inventory, utilization, pests, wildlife, seed collection and management. Experts in the field will focus on the management of black spruce and tamarack and associated plant communities for timber, wildlife and multiple benefits. Historic and current state of the resource will also be covered.

Instructors:
John Almendinger, ECS Program Coordinator, MnDNR
Curtis Vanderschaaf, Forest Modeler, MnDNR
Jana Albers, Forest Health Specialist, MnDNR
Steve Vongroven, Utilization & Marketing Forester, MnDNR
Mike Albers, Forest Health Specialist, MnDNR
Jodie Provost, Brushland and Forest Habitat Specialist, MnDNR
Craig VanSickle, Supervisor State Forest Nurseries, MnDNR
Art Groot, Research Scientist, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
SAF CFE: 4.5 Category 1-CF
Fees:$140 ($75 SFEC).

Agenda (.pdf)http://sfec.cfans.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@sfec/documents/article/cfans_article_429108.pdf
Informational flyer (.pdf)http://sfec.cfans.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@sfec/documents/article/cfans_article_429109.pdf
Registration available
http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1175621


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 19, 2013, 11:03:53 AM
Forest Stewardship Workshop, Michigan DNR

Forest Stewardship, Control of Forest Invasives, NEW Stewardship Mapping Tool SMART

March 26, 9:00-3:00.  Alpine Lodge Magnuson Hotel, 833 W Main St, Gaylord

March 28, 9:00-3:00. Ramada of Marquette, 412 W Washington St, Business US41/M28, Marquette

No cost but pre-registration appreciated.  Contact Shawna Meyer at meyers6@michigan.gov or 517-335-3355.

Shawna Meyer
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909-7528
517-335-3355
meyers6@michigan.gov

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 26, 2013, 03:37:10 PM
Forest Health in the U.P.

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/130328-Health.pdf
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 03, 2013, 01:16:40 PM
RE:   NATURAL RESOURCE BUSINESS PROGRAM FOR FOREST OWNERS
 
Contact:  Dean Solomon, 231-582-6232, solomon@msu.edu

Natural resources businesses workshop to help landowners
GAYLORD, Mich. – Michigan landowners will learn about opportunities to start a natural resource business on their property during a workshop at the University Center in Gaylord on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
 
Natural resources businesses include activities such as small-scale maple syrup, mushroom production, trail riding, fee hunting and fishing, rural bed and breakfasts, wildlife viewing and more.
 
During the event, hosted by Michigan State University Extension, landowners will hear from Dr. Daryl Jones, coordinator of the Natural Resources Enterprises Program at Mississippi State University and a nationally-known expert on this topic. The workshop will also include presentations from landowners who have successfully started a small-scale natural resources business, and Michigan natural resources experts on how to get started.  An afternoon bus tour around the Gaylord area will feature a variety of natural resources businesses.
 
“There are many excellent options,” says Dean Solomon, MSU Extension Senior Educator, “for landowners to use the forest, wildlife, open fields and water resources on their property for hobbies or to generate income.”
 
The event is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension, Northeast Michigan Conservation Districts, Huron Pines, The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Forestry Assistance Program and Mississippi State University.
 
Solomon noted that although the workshop is designed primarily for landowners, anyone is welcome to attend.
 
Pre-registration is $35 per person ($55 after August 16).  The enrollment deadline is August 21. For questions or to register, visit www.events.anr.msu.edu/nrbusiness, or contact the MSU Charlevoix County Extension office at 231-582-6232.



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 17, 2013, 05:06:38 PM
Announcement: UGA Forestry Continuing Education Course

"Basic Prism Sampling"

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Athens, GA

You are welcome to visit the University of Georgia campus and attend the

"Basic Prism Sampling" forestry continuing education course.

This leisurely course will cover the following:

1)    A brief introduction to prism sampling.

2)    A review of basic prism sampling concepts.

3)    A review of the characteristics of different basal area factor prisms.

4)    Discussion on developing basal area estimates through basal area factors,

tree density estimates through tree density factors, and volume estimates

through volume factors.

Instructor: Dr. Pete Bettinger (pbettinger@warnell.uga.edu)

Contact: Ms. Krista Merry (kmerry@warnell.uga.edu)

Location: Building 4, room 516

Time: Thursday the 14th  8 AM – 12 PM

Cost: $120

Credit: 4.0 Category 1 SAF Continuing Education Credits (approved)

Credit: 4.0 Category 1 LE (Logger Education) Hours – Environmental (approved)

URL: http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/courses/prism

Krista Merry

Research Coordinator II

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

University of Georgia

kmerry@warnell.uga.edu

 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 13, 2014, 04:29:53 PM
RE:  REGISTRATION FOR MSAF SPRING CONFERENCE

"Challenges in Forest Regeneration"
20-21 March 2014
Escanaba, Michigan - Quality Inn
$105 for MSAF members, 14 March deadline (afterwards, add $15)
http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

One day indoors, second day outdoors.

Registration form & program agenda are on the MSAF website calendar at http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm.
For on-line payments, watch for an email about a link to the National SAF website (very soon).

Note special pricing for rooms expires soon - 27 February!

Payment / registration contact:  Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho @mtu.edu or 906 231-3321.
Program contact:  Andy Van Dyke at  ajvandyke @prentissandcarlisle. com or 906 231-0910.


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 13, 2014, 04:56:09 PM
Habitat Management Strategies for Ruffed Grouse & Woodcock

A Short Course for Foresters from the Ruffed Grouse Society
1 April, 8:30 am (central), Iron River (MI), Bates Township Hall
Cost: $5 at the door, registration deadline 15 March
SAF CFE credits, 3 category ?
Contact: Celie Borndal at celie .borndal@macd.org

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 17, 2014, 02:31:30 PM
RE:  DETROIT PUBLIC TV

Great Lakes Now Connect:  Northern Forests
18 February.

http://www.greatlakesnow.org/2014/01/northernforests/

Should be interesting to see how Detroit Public TV approaches the topic.
". . . as a result of historical and modern large-scale timbering, our once-massive forests have been reduced to a small fraction of their original abundance."

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 25, 2014, 04:40:45 PM
RE:  FORESTRY CALENDARS

There is a small flurry of forestry events that might be interesting to foresters and/or their clients.  The MSAF calendar is oriented a bit more towards foresters.  The "Pathways" calendar is oriented more towards forest owners. 

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
http://miforestpathways.net/1-Calendar.htm

Should anyone know of additional events that ought to be on one of these calendars, please let Bill Cook know [cookwi@ msu.edu]. 

Lastly, a reminder about the upcoming MSAF Spring Conference - see the MSAF calendar.


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 07, 2014, 02:08:33 PM
METH LAB ID & SAFETY

METH Lab ID & Safety
16 April, Marquette, Township Hall
Cost: Free, SAF category 2, 2 credits

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

Meth labs and their waste are becoming a serious problem in our local area.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 23, 2014, 06:17:43 PM
MFA TEACHER FORESTRY PROGRAM

The public school calendar is coming to an end.  If you know teachers that might (or should) be interested in a forestry program, consider recommending the following program from the Michigan Forest Association at the RAM Center.  There is room in the program for more teachers. 

What:  An Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management
When:  28 July to 1 August 2014
Where:  R.A. MacMullan Center, Roscommon
Cost:  $100 per teacher

pdf at http://www.michiganforests.com/2014Teacher%20Workshop.pdf



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 30, 2014, 05:24:03 PM
Stream Crossing Permit Training

On July 9, 2014 the DEQ, in cooperation with JM Longyear LLC, will be providing a stream crossing permit application training session in Marquette, MI.  The goal of this training will be to discuss the Joint Permit Application and other components of the DEQ permitting process as it relates to logging road stream crossings.  Forest product industry personnel interested in learning about stream crossing permit applications are encouraged to attend. 

The training session will include both classroom and field components:

-          Indoor discussion (approximately two hours)

o   Joint Permit Application form

§  Application sections relevant to stream crossings

§  Application figures

o   Permit categories

o   Application checklist

o   DEQ permit application review process

-          Outdoor site visits

o   Data collection

o   Application figures

Please send an email to mcconer@michigan.gov and WilsonK17@michigan.gov if you are interested in attending.  Attendance for this session will be capped at 25 people and spots will be assigned on “first come, first served” basis.  Also, please pass this email on to anyone you know who may be interested in attending. 

JM Longyear will be providing a morning snack and a field lunch for attendees!

When: July 9, 2014 starting at 9:00 am eastern.

Where: DEQ UP District Office, 1504 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855 (Located between Shopko and Jilbert Dairy, best accessed from Ridge Street).

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Ryan L McCone
Environmental Quality Analyst
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Upper Peninsula District
Water Resources Division
1504 W. Washington Street
Suites A&B
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-4802

Email: mcconer@michigan.gov

 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 20, 2014, 12:33:39 PM
RE:  FOREST EXOTIC INVASIVE WORKSHOP

10 November, 9:00-4:30 (reception after)
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
Delta Waterfront Hotel, Brule Salon
http://www.cif-ifc.org/upcoming-events/
http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

Free for CIF/IFC members, local professionals, and the public
Complementary lunch provided

Canadian Institute of Forestry
Invasive Species Centre

9:00-9:30 – State of Invasives in Ontario and Sault Ste. Marie – Taylor Scarr (Provincial Forest Entomologist, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)­Keynote
9:35-10:05 – Emerald Ash Borer – Krista Ryall (Forest Ecological Entomologist, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada)
10:10-10:40 – BioForest strategy for managing EAB – Anne Hayes (Biologist, BioForest)
10:40-10:50 – Break
10:50-11:50 – Asian Long-Horned Beetle – Jean Turgeon (Research Scientist, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada)
11:50-12:30 – Lunch (free)
12:30-1:15 – Beech Bark Disease – TBA
1:20-2:00 – Mountain Pine Beetle – Chris MacQuarrie (Research Scientist, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada)
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-2:55 – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid – Jean Turgeon (Research Scientist, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada)
3:00-3:40 – Invasive Plants – Pedro Antunes (Associate Professor and MNRF Research Chair, Algoma University)
3:45-4:30 – Opportunities and Challenges in Managing Invasive Species – Dilhari Fernando (Executive Director, Invasive Species Centre)

Reception
Brule Salon, Delta Waterfront Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie
5:00-7:30pm ­ Members of the forestry, conservation, and research communities, along with engaged public, can socialize and network after the workshop. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. If you cannot attend the workshop itself, you are still welcome to attend the reception.



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 07, 2014, 12:08:41 PM
2015 SAF National Convention

November 3-7, 2015, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Recreating Forestry: The Confluence of Science, Society, and Technology
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 08, 2014, 03:13:48 PM
RE:  SAVE THE DATE - MSAF SPRING CONFERENCE

When:  9-10 April 2015
Where:  Ramada in Marquette, Michigan
What:  A focus on trends in technology and human resources
Why:  Better forest management with state of the art equipment and the most talented people
 
More to come!   
--
Christopher A. Hohnholt
Michigan Technological University
School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
906 487-2417 | cahohnho@mtu.edu
www.forest.mtu.edu



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 22, 2014, 07:45:21 PM
RE:  DNR Forest Stewardship Program Workshops
Tree Farm Inspector Training will be included


18 March – Lansing
19 March – Grayling
24 March – Newberry
25 March – Escanaba
26 March – Houghton

To register, contact Mike Smalligan at smalliganm@michigan.gov or 517-284-5884
 
Mike Smalligan
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 30452, Lansing MI 48909-7952
Office Phone: (517) 284 – 5884
Email: SmalliganM@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/foreststewardship


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 08, 2015, 06:13:30 PM
RE:   TIMBER SALE TOUR FOR PNIF OWNERS

The FAP program and the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District will be hosting a presentation about timber harvesting to be followed by a tour of an active logging site on Saturday January 24th in Pickford. 
 
The time and location are:
Saturday January 24th   
10 AM to 2PM
Pickford Township Hall
115 East Main Street, Pickford
Departing to logging site from Pickford Hall, logging site: TBD
Boxed lunch included for those that RSVP
 
The general concept is to get landowners who are less familiar with the industry and less certain about logging more educated and comfortable with the idea.  If there are landowners that are familiar with logging it would be great to have them as well, to communicate their own experiences.   

--
Brook Alloway, Forester
Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District
2847 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
phone: (906) 632-9611 ex 109
fax: (855) 813-7692
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 08, 2015, 07:11:03 PM
RE:   PROGRAM TRAINING

Hello Michigan Foresters,
 
The Forest Stewardship Program is planning to host 5 forest management plan workshops around the state in March.  These workshops will explain how to write simple yet comprehensive Forest Stewardship Plans that coordinate with the Qualified Forest Program, Commercial Forest Program, and NRCS financial assistance programs.  The afternoon session will be a training on the new 2015-2020 Standards of Sustainability for the American Tree Farm System.  Participants will be able to become certified Tree Farm Inspectors and certified Forest Stewardship Plan Writers.
 
There is no cost to attend, but please register by replying to me at least 1 week prior to each workshop so I can provide enough materials and food.  See attached flyer for the tentative agenda.  CFEs and SFEs will be provided.
 
Wednesday March 18, 2015 – East Lansing: NRCS Office
Thursday March 19, 2015 – Grayling: Days Inn
 
Tuesday March 24, 2015 – Newberry: Comfort Inn
Wednesday March 25, 2015 – Escanaba: Bay College M-TEC Center Rm 2020
Thursday March 26, 2015 – Houghton: MTU ATDC Conference Room
 
Thanks,
Mike

Mike Smalligan
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 30452, Lansing MI 48909-7952
Office Phone: (517) 284 – 5884
Email: SmalliganM@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/foreststewardship


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 06, 2015, 07:13:54 PM
2015 SAF National Convention

November 3-7, 2015; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Recreating Forestry: The Confluence of Science, Society, and Technology

Contact: www.safconvention.org
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 17, 2015, 06:24:15 PM
Annual Meeting of The Michigan Chapter of The Wildlife Society

26-27 March 2015, noon to noon
Jay’s Sporting Goods, Clare
http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, 26 March
Special Session:  Long-eared Bat Conservation and Listing
Long-eared Bat Session
Break
Contributed Papers
Membership Meeting and Banquet
 
Friday, 27 March
Special Session: Taking Climate Science to the Ground
Climate Science to the Ground Session
Contributed Papers
Break
Contributed Papers



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 26, 2015, 04:48:24 PM
RE:  FOREST SOILS WORKSHOP

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
 
Where: USDA Service Center, 420 N. Hooper St. Kingsford, MI 49802
When: 9:00 - 3:00 Central Time
Presenter: Dwight Jerome, Area Resource Soil Scientist for the NRCS.
 
This workshop will cover the relationship between landforms, soils, and forest vegetation. Other topics will include forest soil productivity, soils surveys as guides for woodlands, and forest soil health.
 
This program has been reviewed and is approved for professional CFE credits by the Society of American Foresters for 4 Category 1 credits
 
Lunch will be available for $5.
 
Please RSVP by 4 March by calling or emailing A.J. Campbell: (906) 774-1500 x100, aj.campbell@mi.nacdnet.net
 
A.J. Campbell
Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Dickinson and Menominee Conservation Districts
(906) 774-1550 ext 100
420 N Hooper St.
Kingsford, MI 49802
 



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 26, 2015, 05:01:19 PM
RE:  ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY CONFERENCE

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

Sustainable Forestry Conference
16 April, Florence (WI) at "Encore on Central"
7 credits SAF CFE category 1
8 hours Michigan SFE
8 hours Wisconsin SFE (plus $35)

Note that there will be NO registrations at the door.  This conference fills early to capacity.

PayPal on-line registration should be running beginning the first week of March (registration brochure at the above link).




Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 27, 2015, 04:34:24 PM
RE:  FORESTRY PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

A reminder . . . for those of you who know teachers, consider suggesting that they attend the 2015 Forestry Program at the RAM Center, sponsored by the Michigan Forest Association. 

22-26 June.  It's just around the corner.  Spread the word.

http://michiganforests.org/mfa-teacher-workshop/

Bill Botti is the contact:  miforest@acd.net


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 28, 2015, 06:39:42 PM
RE:  CLIMATE CHANGE FOREST ADAPTATION PROGRAMS

Climate Change Adaptation for Forestry Professionals
8-9 June, Gaylord
11-12 June, Houghton
Cost: $40 10.5 CFE credits, category 1
Contact: Stephen Handler at sdhandler@fs.fed.us or 906-482-6303 x21.

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 18, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
RE:  FORESTRY PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

A reminder . . . for those of you who know teachers, consider suggesting that they attend the 2015 Forestry Program at the RAM Center, sponsored by the Michigan Forest Association.   Forest industry has stepped-up to the plate to help pay for some of the costs . . . if we can sign-up the teachers. 

22-26 June.  It's just around the corner.  Spread the word.

http://michiganforests.org/mfa-teacher-workshop/

Bill Botti is the contact:  miforest@acd.net



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 28, 2015, 08:03:25 PM
Stream Crossing Permit Application Training

On June 23, 2015 the DEQ, in cooperation with the Dickinson County Conservation District, will be providing a stream crossing permit application training session in Norway, MI.  The goal of this training will be to discuss the Joint Permit Application and other components of the DEQ permitting process as it relates to logging road stream crossings.  Forest product industry personnel interested in learning about stream crossing permit applications are encouraged to attend. 

The training session will include both classroom and field components:

-          Indoor discussion (approximately three hours)

o   Joint Permit Application form

§  Application sections relevant to stream crossings

§  Application figures

o   Permit categories

o   Application checklist

o   DEQ permit application review process

-          Outdoor site visits

o   Data collection

o   Application figures

Please send an email to WilsonK17@michigan.gov if you are interested in attending.  Attendance for this session will be capped at 25 people and spots will be assigned on “first come, first served” basis.  Also, please pass this email on to anyone you know who may be interested in attending. 

This training session has been approved for 8 hours of MI Sustainable Forestry Initiative continuing education credits and for 6 Category one credits by the Society of American Foresters .

The Dickinson County Conservation District will be providing a morning snack and a field lunch for attendees!

When: June 23, 2015 8 am – 4 pm CST

Where: Norway City Hall, 915 Main Street, Norway, MI

 

 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 13, 2015, 12:20:16 PM
RE:  FOREST CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

The MSAF and the MFA will be co-sponsoring this fall conference
24-26 September 2015, Bay City
Doubletree Hotel and Delta College Planetarium
Information Flyer

A conference to make your own connections with forest owners, professionals, and enthusiasts in the Saginaw Bay region!

Thursday’s theme: Watersheds and watershed management (organized by the MSAF)
Friday morning’s theme: Forest health, exotic invasives and fire management (MSAF)
Friday afternoon’s theme:  Exotic invasive species control and natural community restoration for landowners
Saturday morning’s theme: Timber & nontimber products, wildlife management, assistance programs

All are welcome to any or all portions of the conference!
Rooms available at the Doubletree Hotel.

Need more information? Contact:

Debra Huff
517-651-5401
huff.debra@gmail.com

Jason Darling
517-243-2000
darlingjasonw@gmail.com
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 24, 2015, 02:59:41 PM
5-Day Lumber Grading Short Course Now Available in Michigan

The lack of certified lumber graders in Michigan has been a major concern for wood product manufacturers, as they cannot find the necessary skilled labor in the current labor pool. To help meet this skills gap, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium (MWNEMC), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are sponsoring two 5-day lumber grading short courses. The first is in Roscommon, August 31- Sept 4, and the second is in Hillman, September 21-25.

By bringing this training to Michigan, employers will be able to save on the expenses of sending employees to training elsewhere (lodging, meals and travel costs). This training will allow Michigan businesses to expand, remain stable, hire, and sustain workers. All sawmills, lumber yards and loggers in Michigan are welcome to have employees participate in the training, as well as individuals.

Founded in 1898 with the purpose of creating a uniform set of grading rules, the National Hardwood Lumber Association seeks to offer several opportunities both domestically and internationally for instruction of the basics of the NHLA grading system. The lumber grading short course plays a vital role in the industry benefitting anyone who has an impact on the buying or selling of hardwood lumber. These courses are perfect for salesmen, purchasing agents, sawyers, edger and trimmer operators, and yard managers.

Well-trained employees help provide a more carefully manufactured product, a more profitable yield from the log, and a better sense of the value of the lumber being handled. This 5-day workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the NHLA Rules Book, emphasizing the basics of hardwood lumber inspection. This popular workshop gives yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, and management level personnel an introduction to lumber inspection. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. EDT. The 5-day lumber grading short course runs $400/per person and includes registration fee, course materials, NHLA Rules Book, lunch and a Certificate of Completion.

As lumber grading is a high-demand occupation in northeast Michigan, some participants may be eligible to have the cost of the course covered. To learn more about financial aid, contact your local Michigan Works! office at 1-800-285-WORK.

For additional information on the course itself, contact Aleece Hodges at 989-705-3733 or email at ahodges@nemcog.org.

To register for the course, please visit http://www.nhla.com/calendar.

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on July 29, 2015, 11:33:10 AM
RE:  MSAF FALL CONFERENCE

The MSAF and the MFA will be co-sponsoring this fall conference.
Date: 24-26 September 2015, Bay City, MI
Location: Doubletree Hotel and Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, MI

Registration & agenda  http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm

A conference to make your own connections with forest owners, professionals, organizations and enthusiasts in the Saginaw Bay region!

Thursday’s theme: Watersheds and watershed management (organized by the MSAF)
Friday morning’s theme: Forest health, exotic invasives and fire management (MSAF)
Friday afternoon’s theme:  Exotic invasive species control and natural community restoration for landowners.
Saturday morning’s theme: Timber & non-timber products, wildlife management, assistance programs.

All are welcome to any or all portions of the conference!
Rooms available at the Doubletree Hotel.

Need more information? Contact:

Debra Huff
517-651-5401
huff.debra@gmail.com

Jason Darling
517-243-2000
darlingjasonw@gmail.com


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 03, 2015, 12:11:30 PM
RE:  MFA ANNUAL MEETING IN  MUNISING

The Michigan Forest Association is hosting a two day, annual meeting in Munising 14-15 August.  All are welcome to learn about forests and habitat.  Presentations and the indoor discussions will take place at the Alger Centennial Ice Area on Friday morning. 

Speakers from the DNR, MTU, USFS will discuss topics such as Michigan Bats and White Nosed Syndrome, Michigan Biomaterials Imitative, and large mammal predators in the Michigan Forests.  Friday afternoon will include a tour of Dukes Experimental Forest to view various management practices on the ground, and a tour of Neenah Papers or Hiawatha Log Homes.   On Saturday, the group will visit an active timber sale in the morning, and learn about timber planning and harvesting.  Dinner banquets are included in registration prices.

Michigan Forest Association is a non-profit organization that represents non-industrial forest owners and also focuses on providing outreach and education regarding forestry in Michigan.   For more information, please visit the website at:  www.michiganforests.org   



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 05, 2015, 10:57:56 AM
RE:  FORESTRY NETWORK MEETINGS

"Measure What You Manage: Inventories, Urban Tree Canopy Assessments,  iTree Demystified" is the topic for the free education sessions to be held as part of the Saginaw, Grand Traverse Bay and Lower Grand River Watershed Forestry Network Meetings to be held on August 11 in Midland, August 12 in Traverse City and August 25 in Caledonia. Lee Mueller, Urban Forestry Consultant for the Davey Resource Group will discuss the common urban forestry tools -- from tree inventories to urban tree canopy assessments -- and explore the uses, costs, and benefits associated with each.  Educational sessions are free and open to all.  To register or for more information contact Melinda Jones at mjones@ReLeafMichigan.org

More information at:
MSAF Calendar:  http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
Pathways Calendar:  http://miforestpathways.net/1-Calendar.htm
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 17, 2016, 12:11:09 PM
Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) Conference

ACF and other Natural Resource Professionals:

The 2016 Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters Conference is being held on Monday February 15th and Tuesday February 16th at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, MI.  Address:  Lakeview Hotel at Summit Village: 5780 Shanty Creek Rd • Bellaire, MI 49615.

Contact

Paul Drysdale, CF & ACF
231-779-2989
paul@drysdaleforestry.com
www.drysdaleforestry.com
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 20, 2016, 06:48:40 PM
RE:  2016 PRIVATE FOREST LAND WORKSHOPS

Registration is now open for the 6 “private forest land workshops” to be held around the state in March.  We have several new locations (cities and places), so please see attached flyer for more details.  Please email me to confirm your spot so I can have enough handouts, free lunch, and Tree Farm 75th anniversary shirts at each location.  The agenda may look familiar, but there is lots going on so please join us to voice your input about good forestry on private lands!

March 14 – Lansing – Royal Scot
March 15 – Cadillac – Carl Johnson Center
March 16 - Gaylord – Jay’s Sporting Goods
March 29 – Newberry – American Legion
March 30 – Escanaba – Bay College MTEC
March 31 – Houghton – MTU ATDC

Contact:  Mike Smalligan at smalliganm@michigan.gov 

More information on the MSAF calendar:  http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 20, 2016, 07:02:18 PM
RE:  CHAINSAW WORKSHOP

The Mason-Lake Conservation District, Manistee Conservation District, and the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) will be hosting a chainsaw safety workshop in Ludington on Saturday, 12 March.  The workshop will be taught by Chuck Oslund, retired firefighter and surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service.  Chuck has more than 25 years of professional chainsaw experience so therefore has much knowledge to share!  The workshop will be from 8:00 to ~5:00, which includes a 1/2 hour lunch.  We will meet at the Pere Marquette Township Hall in Ludington at 8:00am, where there will be several hours of discussion and presentation by Chuck pertaining to important safety considerations when operating a chainsaw.  After the presentations and lunch, we will travel to a nearby property managed by Mason-Lake Conservation District, where Chuck will demonstrate how to properly take down a tree with a chainsaw.  You will not take down your own tree during this one day workshop, but you will learn a great deal of valuable information that you can take home with you when operating your own chainsaw.  You may attend the indoor component, the outdoor component, or both!  If you attend the outdoor component, please bring your own hard hat and safety glasses. 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, INCLUDING THE LUNCH.  PLEASE RSVP BEFORE FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016, AS SPACE WILL BE LIMITED.  To register, please contact Dani McGarry at the Mason-Lake Conservation District (Office Phone 231-757-3708; Email dani.mcgarry@macd.org), or Josh Shields, FAP Forester with Manistee and Mason-Lake Conservation Districts (Mobile Phone 989-220-9236; Email joshua.shields@macd.org).


Posted on the MSAF calendar:  http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
Posted on the Pathways calendar:  http://miforestpathways.net/
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 27, 2016, 05:53:28 PM
Michigan SAF Spring Conference

CONFERENCE MATERIALS & INFORMATION

Registration is now open for the Michigan SAF Spring Conference, 17-18 March, titled "People in the Forest" in Houghton, MI.  A block of rooms are being held at the meeting place hotel until 29 February. See the registration forms for more information – on the MSAF website calendar.

*Students*Please note!! There was an error in the flyer in the mail, but when registering online or with your forestry club, student registration is $10.  Student Forestry Clubs, please bring your merchandise to sell! 

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 12, 2016, 04:55:20 PM
RE:  FOREST STEWARDS GUILD NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Forest Stewards Guild – National Conference
13-15 July
Duluth, Minnesota

From July 13th - 15th, the Forest Stewards Guild conference we'll be in Duluth, Minnesota. The Lake Superior region is a  perfect location for Guild members and fellow professionals from throughout the United States and Canada to gather, learn and strengthen the bonds among all of us working for healthy forests.   You’re invited to join us.   CEU’s will be available for this meeting.

The Forest Stewards Guild is a unique organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forestry through research, education, and professional practice.  “Guild” members include academics, researchers, policy experts, and practicing professionals in a variety of disciplines who all share a mission of protecting our forested landscapes, and “Putting the Forest First”.  Guild events mix quality learning with outdoor experience and great personal connections.  They’re always a good time, and they’re open to everyone.

The Guild’s 2016 National Meeting is an opportunity to explore sustainable forestry in practice, set amid rugged beauty of America's "Third Coast".  Our program this year is bringing together foresters, conservationists, and land restoration professionals to explore how different organizations and disciplines work together to maintain healthy forested landscapes.  There is no better place than the Lake Superior country to showcase that kind of partner-driven work.

See our Conference Agenda

http://www.forestguild.org/sites/default/files/Forest%20Stewards%20Guild%202016%20National%20Meeting%20-%20Agenda%203-16-16.pdf
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on May 10, 2016, 11:46:13 AM
RE:  FORESTRY SUMMER PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

Know a teacher that might be interested in the Michigan Forest Association teacher-focused forestry program?  Consider encouraging them to apply.  It’s a nice way to learn about forestry, have some fun, and take a “break” from the routine. 

Spread the words, as you can.

http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/160622-MFAteacher.pdf

20-24 June
RAM Center
$100/teacher

Contact:  Bill Botti at miforest@acd.net or 517-663-3423. 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 09, 2016, 12:21:44 PM
Kiln Dying Time Again

If you've been meaning to go to, or send employees to, a hardwood kiln-drying short course, you have that opportunity once again. For the sixteenth consecutive year, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is holding its annual kiln drying workshop again next month. If you're drying hardwoods, or thinking of drying hardwoods. don't invest another dime until you've spent some time with Dr. Bill Smith and his team in Syracuse.

http://gowood.blogspot.com/2016/12/kiln-drying-time-again.html

cdr

Charles D. Ray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Wood and Forest Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Room 205 FRB
University Park, PA  16802
Office: 814-865-0679
Fax: 814-863-7193
Email: cdr14@psu.edu
On the Web: http://extension.psu.edu/woodpro, http://gowood.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 19, 2016, 04:51:42 PM
RE: MSAF Spring Conference - Call for Speakers and Posters

Michigan Society of American Foresters Spring Conference
Forests For Fish
30-31 March 2017
Marquette, Michigan

NEW! for 2017! Share and showcase your expertise March 30 in Marquette!  In a series of shorter "flash" talks (10 minutes or less), speakers can present on a successful project they might have implemented or new research.  Optionally, bring a poster  and get recognition from colleagues and take advantage of networking opportunities with working professionals in the state!  Speakers and poster presenters can come from all areas of academia (students or faculty), industry, agencies, or non-profit groups. 

Please fill out the online google form with your name, affiliation, and a brief description of your topic, by 31 January 2017.  The form indicates preference for poster or presentation.

Confirmed speakers at the spring conference include Jim Dexter, Michigan DNR Fisheries Chief as the keynote, as well as other representatives from the DNR, Forest Service, Michigan Tech, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, and industry!  There will also be an optional field tour at the Marquette Fish Hatchery.  Stay tuned for more details after the holidays.

Further notification of acceptance will be sent by 10 February 2017.  Please contact Tara Bal, UP Chapter Chair, tlbal@mtu.edu, if you have any questions.

 

                                                                               
Tara L. Bal,  PhD, CF
Research Assistant Professor
Master of Forestry Degree Program Director
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
tlbal@mtu.edu, 906-487-1898, 906-281-6241


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 08, 2017, 05:35:24 PM
RE:  LOG SCALING & GRADING COURSES

Free Log Scaling and Grading Courses - 2 Locations

16 March, Sunfield, 8:00-5:00
11 May, Newberry, 8:00-5:00

SAF CF credits will be available.  Great refresher class for foresters!
Call 517-853-8880 to register.  Limited class size.
Questions call Brenda at 989-732-3541 x 5043 or email at haskillb@michigan.gov

Brenda Haskill, Regional Forest Marketing and Utilization Specialist
Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Forest Resource Division
Gaylord Customer Service Center
989-370-9557 cell
989-732-3541 x 5043 office
haskillb@michigan.gov

More info on next post***
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 16, 2017, 06:15:11 PM
RE:  FREE Bucking for Scale and Grade/Maximizing Log Quality Class

8 SFI-SFE credits

Location 1

When:  16 March 2017, 8:00-5:00
Where:  Sunfield (30 minutes west of Lansing, off M43)
            8:00-12:00, Sunfield Community Center, 186 Main Street in Sunfield
            Just down the block from the Post Office, sign says “Village Offices”
            1:00-5:00, Quality Hardwoods log yard
Bring:  Hardhat and your own lunch (limited lunch options, small town)

Location 2

When:  11 May 2017, 8:00-5:00
Where:  Newberry (Eastern Upper Peninsula)
8:00-12:00, Pentland Township Hall, 1 mile west of M28/123 intersection
            1:00-5:00, Northland Harvesting log yard, 1/2 mile east of M28/123 intersection
Bring:  Hard hat and your own lunch (Subway, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut nearby)

MANDATORY PRE-REGISTRATION
Limited class size – don’t wait!

To register, call the SFI program line at 517-853-8880

Questions on the class:  Brenda at 989-732-3541 x 5043
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 20, 2017, 03:58:56 PM
RE:  FROM THE GLTPA AND GREENSTONE FARM CREDIT SERVICES

Contact:
Henry Schienebeck
715-282-5828
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association

-Opportunity to earn four SFI Credits-

Join GreenStone to learn about their timber financing programs, equipment purchase and lease options, and hear industry updates from timber industry experts.

Join GreenStone at one of the two upcoming dates:

March 21, 2017
Terrace Bay Inn
Gladstone MI

March 23, 2017
Treetops Resort
Gaylord, MI

Agenda Topics (8:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m.)
•   Financing logging operations
•   Equipment financing
•   Business planning and strategy
•   Hiring the right employees
•   Industry panel and updates
Lunch will be provided and all attendees can earn four SFI Credits.

RSVP by March 10, 2017
To reserve a seat, please visit bit.ly/GreenStoneLoggingForum or call
GreenStone at 517-318-4132



Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 13, 2017, 04:37:49 PM
RE:  LOG SCALING AND GRADING COURSE

Spots still available!

Thursday, 16 March in Sunfield, Michigan
8:00-5:00, Instructor Jim Dougovito with 30 years’ experience

Continuing education credits available for both SFI and SAF CF

No Charge!

To register call: 517-853-8880

Questions call or email Brenda:  989-732-3541 x5043, haskillb@michigan.gov
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 13, 2017, 04:46:31 PM
RE:  FORESTRY TEACHER WORKSHOPS

If you know a teacher that might enjoy a forestry workshop, then please share the attached information with them.  The Michigan Forest Association has sponsored five of these workshops and they always need some help recruiting teachers.  The MSAF helps with financial support.  A flyer is attached.

http://michiganforests.org/the-summer-teacher-workshop-is-back-for-2017/

There’s also a link on the MSAF calendar.    http://michigansaf.org/
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 27, 2017, 03:06:47 PM
RE:  FOREST INDUSTRY AND STATE FOREST MANAGEMENT

Forest industry is invited to attend DNR and Michigan Association of Timbermen district meetings for updates on state forest management.  Forest pests and diseases, road inventory, and state forest management are among the topics that will be discussed at a series of meetings hosted by the Michigan DNR and the MAT.

The meetings are open to forest industry professionals and will be held at the following locations:

•            Gaylord, 11 April, 6:00-8:00, Jay’s Sporting Goods large conference room (new location on I-75 business spur north of old location)
•            Marquette, 13 April 7:00-9:00, Marquette Township Community Center, behind Kohl’s Department store
•            Cadillac, 17 April 7:00-9:00, Carl T. Johnson Center on M-55 in Cadillac
•            Newberry, 18 April 7:00-9:00., Pentland Township Hall, 1 mile west of the M-129/M-28 intersection.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss concerns and share ideas with DNR staff.
Refreshments will be provided by the Michigan Association of Timbermen.

For more information about the meetings, contact Dennis Nezich at nezichd@michigan.gov or 906-228-6561 x3051.

MSAF Calendar:  http://michigansaf.org/Calendar/calendar.htm
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 11, 2017, 04:09:05 PM
RE:  TIMBER & TAX PROGRAM

Forest Taxes and You Workshop

28 April, MSU Kellogg Center, E. Lansing, MI
$25 registration fee
For more information: http://michiganforests.org
Contact: Debra Huff info@michiganforests.org or 517-651-5401
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 10, 2017, 12:32:51 PM
The Michigan Chapter of the Walnut Council will be having a fall field day on October 14, 2017, at W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest, 7060 N. 42nd Street, Augusta, Michigan 49012.
 
Agenda for the day
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      Social time (coffee, donuts, water, etc. will be provided), safety overview and history                and goals of Kellogg Forest
 
10:00 a.m. – noon            Visit 3 or 4 walnut stands in various degrees of management and growth
 
                                       Discussion and tours of pine and hardwood parcels
 
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Bring your own lunch – We will be meeting in the large pavilion by the parking lot
 
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.               Machinery demonstrations   
 
More details will be sent later along with a summary of the upcoming Walnut Council National Meeting,  to be held June 11-14, 2017.
 
In addition, we will provide a listing of other activities in the area that may be of interest.


Mike Jones, President
Michigan Chapter Walnut Council
skpjones@aol.com
269-377-6199 (cell)
269-671-4898 (landline)

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 22, 2017, 03:11:38 PM
RE:  STREAM CROSSING PERMIT TRAINING

On 4 October, the DEQ, in cooperation with the DNR and the Otsego and Crawford-Roscommon Conservation Districts, will be providing a stream crossing permit application training session in Grayling, MI.  The goal of this training will be to discuss the Joint Permit Application and other components of the DEQ permitting process as it relates to road stream crossings for logging operations.  Forest product industry personnel interested in learning about stream crossing permit applications are encouraged to attend.  The training has been approved for the following continuing education credits: 5.5 hrs of SAF CFEs and 4 hrs of SFE CEs.
 
The training session will include both classroom and field components:
-   Indoor discussion (approximately two hours)
o   Forests for Fish Program
o   Joint Permit Application form
   Application sections relevant to stream crossings
   Application figures
o   Permit categories
o   Application checklist
o   DEQ permit application review process
-   Outdoor site visits
o   Data collection
o   Application figures
 
The classroom portion will be held in the conference room at the Hartwick Pines Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling.  Lunch will be provided.  The training will start at 9 am and conclude in the field by 4 pm.
 
Please reply by email to kleitchm@michigan.gov if you are interested in attending.  Attendance for this session will be capped at 25 people and spots will be assigned on “first come, first served” basis.  Preference will be given to those that have not previously attended this training.  Once you are registered you will receive an e-mail confirmation with additional information. 
 
 
Matt Kleitch
Department of Environmental Quality
kleitchm@michigan.gov
989-619-2443

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 23, 2017, 01:10:31 PM
Tree Farm Conference and Michigan Forest Association Meeting 2017
 
This is an invitation to all Tree Farmers to attend our conference for forest landowners in Tawas on Sep 22-23, 2017.  This is a combined meeting of the Michigan Tree Farm System and the Michigan Forest Association, another excellent organization for forest landowners here in Michigan.  The meeting, held on the shores of Lake Huron, will focus on the connections between forests and water with the theme of “Great Forests make Great Lakes.” 
 
Friday Sep 22 will be educational sessions at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort and Saturday Sep 23 will be a bus tour of three nearby certified Tree Farms.  You can register by returning the attached form and a check payable to the Michigan Forest Association or you can also pay online with a credit card at www.MichiganForests.org.  Registration fees increase after Sept 1 so please register soon. 
 
This meeting will be a great place to meet other landowners who also love their forests, and the Michigan Tree Farm System is excited to partner with the Michigan Forest Association to host this meeting.  I hope to meet many of you at the meeting in Tawas next month.

Scott Robbins
 
Director of SFI & Public Affairs
Michigan Forest Products Council
srobbins@michiganforest.com
517.853.8880 office
906.250.5027 cell
 http://www.sfimi.org/
www.michiganforest.com

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on September 05, 2017, 05:18:13 PM
RE:  GREAT LAKES LOGGING & HEAVY EQUIPMENT EXPO

The “Logging Congress” will be this week, 7-9 September at the UP State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. 

http://gltpa.org/expo.html
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on December 20, 2017, 12:45:31 PM
RE:  ACF CLASS – PRACTICE OF CONSULTING FORESTRY

10-12 February
Shanty Creek Resorts
$50 if registered by 1 February

Join the Michigan Chapter of the Association Consulting Foresters (ACF) for this cost-effective and convenient opportunity to take the Practice of Consulting Forestry Class and become a member of ACF.

This special, one-time-only, Practice of Consulting Forestry class is being hosted by the Michigan Chapter of ACF in conjunction with the annual meeting.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 08, 2018, 06:15:10 PM
RE:  USFS TOM TIDWELL AT MSU

Rich Kobe delighted to share that Thomas Tidwell, 17th Chief of the US Forest Service, will be presenting a public lecture for MSU Department of Forestry’s Forest Paths Distinguished Speaker Series.

The presentation will be on Monday, 22 January 2018 at 4:00 in room 147 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.  A reception will immediately follow the presentation.  See maps.msu.edu for information on parking (ramp 5 is closest to the Comm Arts Building). 
 
This is a terrific opportunity to hear from a leading voice in the forestry community.  We hope that you can join us for this event.
 
Best,

Rich
Richard K. Kobe
Chairperson and Professor
 
480 Wilson Rd., Room 126
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 355-0090
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on February 17, 2018, 01:29:43 PM
Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Michigan SAF and Central Ontario Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Joint Conference and Annual General Meetings

Managing Natural Resources in an Ever-Changing Profession

University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
April 12-13, 2018

Contact: Bethany Lyons
bethanylyons@jmlongyear.com
906-281-2077
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 04, 2018, 12:09:59 PM

RE:  MFA TEACHER FORESTRY PROGRAM
 
 The Michigan Forest Association is holding its seventh Sustainable Forestry Teacher Program.  Share the news with teachers that you know.  Registration is open.  The MSAF is a financial sponsor of this program.


 18-22 June

RAM Center, north Higgins Lake

Contact Lisa Parker at lisa.parker@michiganforests.org (http://forestryforum.com/board/lisa.parker@michiganforests.org)
More information at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-sustainable-forestry-2018-tickets-43855280324 (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.eventbrite.com_e_understanding-2Dsustainable-2Dforestry-2D2018-2Dtickets-2D43855280324&d=DwMFAg&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=T1JVz4puQ1-4gnlXY8OPEg&m=cVF8_tMpgHQVzOv5JyokYbXDEp6SAJq9pZRiXOlNK3M&s=ZrBzWVcqxrTdO812GJYiK6BxItSbYU2ipYRUChyW-Zo&e=)
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 12, 2018, 06:18:43 PM
RE:  FREE RAILROAD TIE WORKSHOP

When:  Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:00-3:00

Hosts:  MDNR and Stella-Jones, Inc.

Instructor:  Jim Maltese, Stella-Jones, Inc.

Audience:  Foresters, loggers, sawmill owners

Content: Overview of the production process, tie types, species, dimensions, defect allowance/location and more.

Location:  Hartwick Pines conference room 8:00-12:45. Stella Jones’ yard- Grayling Industrial Park 1:00-3:00 Eastern time.

Lunch:  Provided by hosts.

Registration:  Class is limited to 20. Contact: Dave Neumann at 517-284-5887, email neumannd@michigan.gov  or Brenda Haskill at 989-370-9557, email haskillb@michigan.gov .

Continue education credits:  SAF CF continuing education credits can be available upon request.  4 hours of SFE credits for SFI participants.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 12, 2018, 12:04:14 PM

RE: NATIONAL FIREWOOD WORKSHOP NEAR FRANKENMUTH 
20-21 June

MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center

https://www.canr.msu.edu/saginawvalley/ (https://www.canr.msu.edu/saginawvalley/)

$35 per person

Registration deadline extended to 20 June.

Folks can also register by email using the attached one-page form, by filling it out and mailing it to Lindsay Pingel Weismiller  at pingell@msu.edu and paying on-site at the meeting with check or cash.

 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 14, 2018, 12:26:40 PM

RE:  ADDING VALUE TO URBAN TREES: TWO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT MSU

What can we do with urban trees after they need to be removed? 

Two upcoming workshops help answer that question. The workshops are being held to promote the launch of the
Michigan Urban Wood Network (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__miurbanwoodnetwork.com_&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=imjilv87zdEzLpQSkSwOYKKbTxIFC8tk9CvC8E0V7nE&e=), a new group focused on finding the highest and best use for trees removed from Michigan’s community landscapes.

Adding Value to Urban Wood: Small Batch Kiln Drying Workshop (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.wixstatic.com_ugd_2ee1d9-5F8ce8fdd7368b4a00a65d19ec627103da.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=8E_JtTUdLGcrw60uBLJvFPcq3DN3Ii4sORPy9o3mpms&e=)

REGISTER NOW (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.eventbrite.com_e_adding-2Dvalue-2Dto-2Durban-2Dwood-2Dsmall-2Dbatch-2Dkiln-2Ddrying-2Dworkshop-2Dtickets-2D46892906947&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=O4SElFFtzbfRx1G4U7X2GMnMV7JaiGpAFaD4B8nXACc&e=)

WHEN:               Monday, 9 July 2018 from 9:00–5:00

WHO:                 Sawmill owners, woodworkers, and other wood industry members

WHERE:             MSU Department of Forestry

                            480 Wilson Rd, Room #338

                            East Lansing

Actionable Strategies for Managing Wood from Urban & Community Trees (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.wixstatic.com_ugd_2ee1d9-5F62a9264fef9c4122bde0d1fb4c5db9d3.pdf&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=TXZY70wHxftoYnwWtkltdcK74stdVunJzIk0S_1ysl8&e=)

REGISTER NOW (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.eventbrite.com_e_actionable-2Dstrategies-2Dfor-2Dmanaging-2Dwood-2Dfrom-2Durban-2Dcommunity-2Dtrees-2Dtickets-2D46893559900&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=KpdLEKqLBzr8E5fuXJzTiJ2SBgUmv00CWqNnMdmpliE&e=)

WHEN:               Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:00–3:30

WHO:                 Arborists, community foresters, and other land managers

WHERE:             MSU Department of Forestry

                           480 Wilson Rd, Room #216

                           East Lansing

Each event will begin with overview presentations by area experts and will follow with hands-on field demonstrations. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $35 for each workshop and includes full lunch. Please notify the planning team of any special dietary needs after registration.

Qualify to win a free workshop registration! Please help us understand your organization’s needs better by completing one of our surveys:
Sawmill Survey (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_forms_d_e_1FAIpQLSf-5F2UsEVO5bYnrTef-2DIOL557XtSLbMyIDvED93K6UjvfFPViQ_viewform&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=mqYMeIKisWHJiGk7TYSHB-7vhx3b8Nvvh3M3JGT3odY&e=) or Municipal & Tree Care Industry Survey (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_forms_d_e_1FAIpQLSexx2SFUYkiFe0ib4bNL4r6DsesiykoQUytjKjizvVGonjYRw_viewform&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=eeLnzZIQs3WCpMe9ESbqJg&m=2hRJW04i06EQ5dvfpuRDp2Wuoqf1sNYcxhJDDIJHIO0&s=gtBFPonUbnHUd8XaKeUNRmqRgW40HilUGk7VtF5CkUA&e=). 

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Simons

Verdant Stewardship, LLC

on behalf of the Sustainable Resources Alliance

jessica@verdantstewardship.com

 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 25, 2018, 12:55:09 PM

RE:  MSAF FALL CONFERENCE 
 
 Registration is now open for the MI SAF fall meeting in Grayling on October 11-12, 2018.  The focus of the meeting is “Industry Foresters and the Forest Products Industry.”  We will be hearing from a dozen industry foresters or mill managers in the Lower Peninsula about how they procure wood, what products they produce and a bit about their markets.  It should be a very interesting meeting and we hope to see you there.


A few items to note about this meeting:

We will meet on Thursday at the Kirtland Community College on Four Mile Road & I-75 just south of Grayling.  This is a great facility and they are even expanding to offer skilled trades training for the forest products industry.

Contact:

Mike (LP SAF past chair)

Office Phone: 517-284-5884

Email: SmalliganM@michigan.gov

 
 
 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on October 02, 2018, 12:36:48 PM

RE:  TIMBER HARVEST NEAR RECREATION TRAILS

FREE fall workshop on “Best Practices for Harvesting near Recreational Trails” for foresters and loggers on 31 October, 9:00–1:30, LMAS Health Department Basement, Newberry.    

Classroom and field session. 

Hosted by Michigan DNR and Michigan Association of Timbermen. 

SFI and SAF CF credits have been applied for.  Lunch NOT provided.  Call 906-293-3236 or email: timbermen1972@gmail.com to preregister, please.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 08, 2019, 04:15:25 PM
Michigan SAF Conference

Theme: "Management of Public and Private Forests"

Grayling, Michigan; April 18-19, 2019

Contact: Mike Smallligan, Michigan DNR
             Phone: 517-284-5884
             Email: SmalliganM@michigan.gov

Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 19, 2019, 12:17:02 PM

RE:  Michigan Association of Consulting Forester's (ACF) Conference

4-5 March

Gaylord, Otsego Club & Resort

Registration:  $100 

This year’s conference will be at the Otsego Club and Resort in Gaylord.  I will be following up with a full agenda soon but the overall theme will be how we may be able to partner with organizations to improve services and add value for our clients.  We will have speakers from MUCC, Huron Pines, and The Ruffed Grouse Society with presentations on how they partner with private landowners and consultants on a variety of projects and services.  MDEQ will be there to go through the permitting process for different crossing applications and a professor from MTU will discuss advanced technology (LiDAR and drones) in forest inventory.  We will also have updates on the Registered Forester program, Qualified Forest Program as well as our Outreach and Education project and Forests For Fish.  I would also like discuss how our Chapter can promote and or utilize forest certification for our clients benefit. 

Terry Manty ACF, CF

Registered Forester #997

Office: 906-293-8707

Cell: 906-287-0786
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on January 31, 2019, 03:58:26 PM
RE:  SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY CONFERENCE - FLORENCE, Wisconsin 
The conference is AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION THIS YEAR!

Keyes Peak Ski Hill will be the location for this year’s Sustainable Forestry Conference.

Attached to this email is the brochure for the upcoming 2019 15th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference to be held on Thursday, 4 April at Keyes Peak Ski Hill.  We will also be mailing these brochures out soon.

On-line registration is up and running at:
http://www.lumberjackrcd.org/sustainable-forestry-conference.html (http://www.lumberjackrcd.org/sustainable-forestry-conference.html).

Credit Cards or Pay Pal only accepted online.   Registration fee is $35.

Registration deadline 26 March.

The conference fills every year, so register earlier than later

NO WALK-IN registrations.  There just won’t be enough room.

You may also register by mail:

UW-Extension
 Attn: Sabrina Leffler
 Florence Natural Resource Center|
 5628 Forestry Drive
 Florence, WI 54121


If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Sabrina Leffler.

Sabrina Leffler
Office Manager
UW-Madison Division of Extension
Florence County
5628 Forestry Dr
Florence, WI 54121
715-528-4480 ext. 1
sabrina.leffler@ces.uwex.edu
Website:
https://florence.extension.wisc.edu/ (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__florence.extension.wisc.edu_&d=DwMF-g&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=T1JVz4puQ1-4gnlXY8OPEg&m=kFWk6ELmwXZa4vxZwnEqS8eCDVXbQUM_h8Z0bojOuUs&s=3scR5nhy7tnZwDJ1QDDh9m77XMKhiVNtKN9C2f0kj0E&e=)


Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 13, 2019, 06:40:28 PM

RE:  WOODLAND INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM
30 March, 2019; St. Johns, Michigan
 
A
Landowner Invasive Species Prevention Workshop (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.eventbrite.com_e_landowner-2Dforest-2Dinvasive-2Dspecies-2Dprevention-2Dworkshop-2Dtickets-2D55347858936-3Faff-3Debdssbdestsearch&d=DwMFaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=T1JVz4puQ1-4gnlXY8OPEg&m=Yt_4e0q1eRlJcYu0_-LGJdelyE5JmNxaeFdFi2O1NvA&s=6jT5d1BapwzabTw8OST2EZBn3_EV2UKdtiC3C_iuV-0&e=) will be held on Saturday, 30 March, from 10:00-1:30  at the Woodland Acres Bird Hunting Preserve in St. Johns. This free workshop is for anyone looking to learn more about invasive forest pests, how to prevent them, and how to participate in conservation programs to help keep their forest property healthy.
 
 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 16, 2019, 02:15:27 PM

RE:  FORESTRY FOR MICHIGAN BIRDS
10 April, Sault, RSVP by 31 March

Forestry for Michigan Birds is a new initiative that aims to pair silviculture with the habitat needs of Michigan’s forest birds.  Please join us on Wednesday, 10 April in Sault Ste. Marie for a workshop designed for woodland owners, foresters, and loggers to provide feedback on a proposed project to develop a Forestry with Birds in Mind Toolkit.

Here’s what you can learn:

-        Identification and ecology of priority forest bird species in Michigan

-        Techniques for pairing timber and bird habitat management

-        Participate in discussions regarding Toolkit development, real-world applications, and possible limitations

Logistics:  10 April – 10:00-2:30

-        McArthur Room, Ramada Plaza

-        240 West Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

RSVP to me at kknoll@abcbirds.org by 31 March and please forward this invitation to other stakeholders who may be interested in attending.  

Kayla Knoll

American Bird Conservancy

Partner Biologist

Marquette, MI

Phone: 906-226-8871 x 109

Email: kknoll@abcbirds.org

 
 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on March 26, 2019, 11:19:44 AM
Timber tax program planned for April 3

WATERSMEET—An educational program called “Understanding Your Timber Taxes” will be presented on April 3 at the Northern Waters Casino Resort, starting at 5:30 p.m.
    The workshop, presented by Susan Metcalfe of Metcalfe Forestry Co. and Burns Timber Tax Service, is designed for forest land owners, foresters, loggers and tax preparers.
    It will cover all aspects of owning and selling timber and will help landowners keep more money and pay less in taxes. It explores common myths about buying and selling timber, the capital gains treatment of the purchase and sale of timber and property tax programs that can save money.
    To register, call Linda at the Iron-Baraga Conservation District at 875-3765.

The Iron River Reporter
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on April 07, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
Training to meet Heterobasidion Root Disease (HRD) Harvest Guidelines and Pesticide Application on State Forestland

Hosted by the MDNR, US Forest Service, and MDARD
9 May, 9:00-3:30 
 
Evergreen Resort in Cadillac with afternoon field training.
 
By attending this workshop, you will meet the exemption criteria to qualify your business for a pesticide license. Obtaining the pesticide business license is one of the requirements for the application of a pesticide.
 
The training will address the necessary application of pesticides to prevent the spread of HRD in red pine stands. It also addresses licensing and certification requirements to apply pesticides according to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development standards and state and federal timber harvest contract specifications. Lunch included but registration is mandatory.
 
Register with Margaret by calling 517-284-5903 or email spagnuolom2@michigan.gov
Questions? Call Brenda at 989-732-3541x5043 or email haskillb@michigan.gov
 
4.5 continuing education credits for SAF CFE category 1, Registered Forester, and SFI.
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on June 28, 2019, 04:53:10 PM
 2019 SAF National Convention

"Goods From the Woods"

Louisville, KY

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2019

Register by September 18th for Early Bird Rates.

safconvention.org.
#safconvention
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 01, 2019, 01:32:51 PM

RE:  BUSINESS MARKETING & MANAGEMENT FOR SAWMILLS
 
 15 August 2019, 8:00-5:00


University Center Gaylord

80 Livingston Boulevard

$50 fee

Eventbrite Registration (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-marketing-management-for-sawmills-tickets-61513245774)
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 01, 2019, 01:56:00 PM

RE:  TIE MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP
This workshop is being hosted by the Michigan Wood Innovation Team and the DNR.  It will take place in Carney, Michigan on 28 August.

Jake Divine

Renewable Resource Solutions 

Jake Divine <jake@renewableresourcesolutions.com>
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 17, 2019, 11:56:32 AM


 RE:  MSAF FALL CONFERENCE
 
 Obstacles Impacting the Forestry Profession


10-11 October (Thursday & Friday)

SAVE THE DATE!!

Each year, the practice of forestry changes and becomes more complicated.  Just when you think you have it figured out, the rules change.  The Michigan Society of American Foresters (SAF) conference will be held at the Quality Inn and Conference Center located in Escanaba.  We will have a slate of guest speakers focusing on issues that make practicing forestry challenging.  The next morning, we will have a variety of local mill/woods tours.  Watch your inbox for the meeting details and a registration packet!

Thanks,

Bill O’Brion

Marketing Manager – Lake States

Weyerhaeuser

(906) 399-5019

Bill.OBrion@Weyerhaeuser.com

www.Weyerhaeuser.com (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttp-253A-252F-252Fwww.weyerhaeuser.com-252F-26data-3D02-257C01-257CHOUGHTONE-2540michigan.gov-257C90affdaec91147376d6308d7224d09ae-257Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1-257C0-257C1-257C637015586576581585-26sdata-3DXt5h-252Bb8CbtJ6O2UBDuRpCB53IPkqh3p4LEmUxw7jyLc-253D-26reserved-3D0&d=DwMFAg&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=T1JVz4puQ1-4gnlXY8OPEg&m=ki5uDqB8_aW68GM1p9RGyO3h3tj5-Pt2Y90N5al4IlY&s=3ZNGE2Elpxze1dSMz89xAQjOLHwzqhzi4VdWLzPXzWE&e=)

2831 North Lincoln Road

Escanaba, MI 49829
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on August 20, 2019, 12:40:32 PM

RE:  REGISTERED FORESTER – BOARD OF FORESTERS
Meeting of the Michigan Board of Foresters and the Registered Forester Program

9 October from 1:00-5:00

Quality Inn and Conference Center

2603 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829

Open to all interested persons and program participants

Call or Email Brenda Haskill at 989-732-3541 x5043 or haskillb@michigan .gov with questions or comments

 
 
Title: Re: Workshops/Meetings/Information
Post by: Ron Scott on November 25, 2019, 05:46:29 PM

RE:  MSU COURSE FOR NON-FORESTERS
 
 The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (MSU) is currently offering Michigan’s Forests as a non-credit course option. This course will cover the ecological, social, and economic roles of Michigan's forests in historic and contemporary context. This is an introductory/undergraduate-level course, and all participants that complete the course will receive a “Certificate of Completion."
 

The course runs the Spring semester, 7 January – 26 April 2020. 

Please visit 
https://www.canr.msu.edu/for/continuing-education/ (https://www.canr.msu.edu/for/continuing-education/) to register.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Jim Rivard at rivard12@msu.edu.