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« Reply #100 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

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« Reply #101 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
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« Reply #102 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
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« Reply #103 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.
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« Reply #104 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 Forestrys 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
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« Reply #105 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
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« Reply #106 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
More information at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-sustainable-forestry-2018-tickets-43855280324
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« Reply #107 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.
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« Reply #108 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/

$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.

 
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« Reply #109 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, a new group focused on finding the highest and best use for trees removed from Michigans community landscapes.

Adding Value to Urban Wood: Small Batch Kiln Drying Workshop

REGISTER NOW

WHEN:               Monday, 9 July 2018 from 9:005:00

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

REGISTER NOW

WHEN:               Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:003:30

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 organizations needs better by completing one of our surveys: Sawmill Survey or Municipal & Tree Care Industry Survey. 

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Simons

Verdant Stewardship, LLC

on behalf of the Sustainable Resources Alliance

jessica@verdantstewardship.com

 
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« Reply #110 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.
  • Happy hour (free beer!) and a pig roast dinner will be at the Ramada Inn Thursday evening in Grayling (hotel rooms are just $75).  Alternative dinner choices may be available upon request.
  • Friday morning will be optional tours of several forest products companies in Grayling, including both primary and secondary manufacturers.  Did you know that the largest consumer of basswood in the USA is in Grayling?  And the worlds largest particle board mill?  Sadly we have to wait until 2019 to tour the new Arauco plant for safety reasons.
  • The costs for this meeting are low, and we are passing on those savings to you.  You can send a check or pay online at https://squareup.com/store/lp-chapter-of-mi-saf/.  Please register by October 1.
  • Vendors and sponsors have 4 levels to consider sponsoring the meeting to share their organization and products with 100-150 foresters and friends.
  • Please contact Kayti Brinkman (brinkmank16@gmail.com) regarding donations to the Thursday evening raffle to benefit the MI SAF Education Fund
  • Everyone is welcome foresters, loggers, sawmill owners, truckers, tree huggers and you dont have to be a member of SAF to attend.  Please share this email and attachments widely with your colleagues.  We are down to 374 SAF members in Michigan so please use this as an opportunity to invite fellow foresters to join SAF, contribute to our profession and better serve society.

Contact:

Mike (LP SAF past chair)

Office Phone: 517-284-5884

Email: SmalliganM@michigan.gov

 
 
 
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« Reply #111 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, 9:001:30, 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.
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« Reply #112 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

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« Reply #113 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 years 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
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« Reply #114 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 years 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.

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 wont 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/


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« Reply #115 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 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.
 
 
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« Reply #116 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 Michigans 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.

Heres 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

 
 
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« Reply #117 on: March 26, 2019, 11:19:44 AM »
Timber tax program planned for April 3

WATERSMEETAn 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
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« Reply #118 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.
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