The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is designed to provide initial professional contact with landowners who are interested in actively managing their forested property. The FAP forester can then help citizens better understand, plan, manage, protect, and utilize their forest resources through various avenues of information, education and outreach. All of our services are at no cost to the landowner and provide excellent initial contact between professionals and landowners. We aim to promote forest resource stewardship on private lands in local communities by introducing landowners to forest management and setting them up to achieve their management goals.
Please welcome our new FAP Forester, Carly DeVet
Serving Iron and Baraga Counties!
Carly graduated from Michigan Technological University in the Spring of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and a Minor in Ecology.
Carly has previous experience working as a Forest Administrator in Wisconsin and also as a Utility Forester in the Lower Peninsula.
She is originally from the Upper Peninsula and lives in Crystal Falls.
If you have any questions or interested in managing your property, please call (906) 236-5108 or (906) 875-3765 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free site visit.
Our District Forester offers the following services:
Non-industrial private forest landowners interested in actively managing their property for timber production should consider enrolling in the Qualified Forest Program.
This program is designed to boost Michigan’s economy by providing an incentive for landowners to manage their timber.
Consulting forester - A consulting forester represents the best interests of the landowner who employs them and helps that landowners achieve their forest management goals.
A professional forester who provides a wide range of forestry services to private landowners, industry, and governmental agencies for a fee.
Services consulting foresters provide include timber sale marking, and administration, forest stand improvement and marking, management plan development, wildlife management, Christmas tree management, tree disease, and insect control, tree planting, timber appraisal, investment analysis, demonstrations, and forest taxation advice.
These individuals typically have a minimum of a B.S. degree in a forestry curriculum from an approved college; a minimum of 5 years of experience in practical forestry administration, management, or other special forestry classification.
Forestry Assistance Program Referral Service:
The FAP program provides referrals to natural resource professionals in our area. Services provided include management plan writing, timber sale administration, timber value appraisal, timber marking, wildlife habitat enhancement, and many other services.
Private Lands Forestry Referral Service:
How it works: