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« Reply #20 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
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« Reply #21 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

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« Reply #22 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.

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« Reply #23 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
 
 


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« Reply #24 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
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« Reply #25 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

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« Reply #26 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




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« Reply #27 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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« Reply #28 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.



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« Reply #29 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]


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« Reply #30 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.
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« Reply #31 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).



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« Reply #32 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/
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2011, 10:22:41 am »
2012 National Tree Farmer Convention

Thursday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida
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« Reply #34 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           
             
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« Reply #35 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. 


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« Reply #36 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

 

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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2012, 03:48:50 pm »
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention 2012
Spokane, Washington; October 24 - 28, 2012
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« Reply #38 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

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« Reply #39 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


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