Forestry and Professionals

Private Lands Forestry Referral Service:


1.) Private landowners who contact the 

Iron Baraga Conservation District with

forestry related questions or visit the website, will be able to receive a referral to a forester free of charge. The landowner will fill out a forestry referral form (number acres, forest type, what kind of forestry assistance they are interested in). This form is available in our office and to anyone who visits the website.

2.) The Landowner submits the request to the Iron Baraga Conservation District.

3.)  The District will then email the request directly to the consulting  foresters who have expressed an interest in being on our referral list.  We will also keep a listing of the referral requests on this tab.  (Referrals will be open a standard 2 weeks long unless otherwise  requested by the landowner).

4.) Resource professionals will express their interest in a particular job to the Conservation District.

5.) We will forward all responses to the landowner. The landowner will decide which resource professional to work with.

6.) There will be follow-up with each landowner to be sure they have received the assistance they need.

7.)  The FAP forester will then request information from the landowner or  Forester (after landowners approval) for financial information to be added to a database. (The information will not be linked to any names or  specific location, the information will be aggregated to the county  level for reporting on success of this program.



A landowner is looking for a TSP to write a NRCS plan for their property which is located in Bates Township T43N, R34W. Total acreage is 152, forested acres is approximately 132. The forest consists of mostly mixed hardwood with a little aspen, some spruce and buckthorn. There is a home there but not inhabited. They are looking for QFP. This referral will expire on July 15th, 2019.


Referral  36-18-8

T46N, R37W  

Iron River (NW) Township

A landowner is looking for a forester to write a forest plan for his 114 acres.

This is a NRCS plan and he will be applying for Qualified Forest tax incentive. This referral will close on July 5th, 2019 


Referral #36-18-11


Bates(SC) Township

Iron County

I have landowners who would like a forest managment plan for 120 acres.  The land is hardwood and it is NRCS funded so will need a TSP.

               Date June 3, 2019

This referral will close on 

                June 17, 2019



Referral #36-18-9 T46N. R36W

Date: June 1st, 2019

Location: Bates Township, 

Iron County, Michigan 

A forest plan is requested for this 40 acres. The management plan will be funded by the NRCS and you must be a NRCS TSP. The property is predominantly white pine with birch. There is also a small stand of hardwood. The landowner is looking to do what is best for the property. Please respond by June 14th, 2019.


Referral #31-19-7


Portage (SE) Township

Houghton County

A person would like a forest management plan whcih will be funded by NRCS so a TSP would be needed.  It is a 40 acre parcel that is a hardwood mix.  

Date  May 30, 2019

This referral will close on 

         June 14, 2019.


Referral #7-18-11 T48N,R34W

Date: May 21st, 2019

Location: Covington Township, 

Baraga County, Michigan

A forest plan is requested for this 75 acres, that is a seasonal residence with a beaver pond, red maple, aspen, balsam, spruce, hemlock and cedar. The landowner is looking to do what is best for the property. Please respond by May 28th, 2019.


Iron Baraga Conservation District FAP Forester


Hello, I am Linda Lindberg. I am originally from Gaastra in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and I still live there now. I am retired, after working for 20 years with the DNR as a field forester. I was also on the Short Team for fire management as a Resource Unit Leader. My first forestry job was with the Forest Service and I accumulated 10 years of service working there. I am a long-time member of the Society of American Foresters. My goal as a FAP Forester is to work with forest owners in Iron and Baraga counties, by walking their land and finding out what goals and dreams they have for that land and give my input, working to manage that land for the present and future. It is my honor to be able to walk with, encourage and show landowners how to apply good forest management to their property. I want to work  on making their land the best it can be. I feel very grateful and blessed to live in such a beautiful place. If you are interested in feedback on managing your property or in a FREE site visit, please contact me at the office at #906-875-3765 or on my cell phone #906-235-5831.