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Company Background

Since 1993, our land managers have assisted private landowners throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Over the last couple of years, we have subcontracted our services into Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina. We focus on the improvement and sustainability of non-industrial private lands. Within the State of Michigan, the non-industrial private landowner accounts for approximately 57% of the land or 10.6 million acres. Of that 57%, only 12-15% actively seek out the advice of a professional resource manager. As professional foresters and land managers, we will continue our efforts to assist private landowners with the improvement of their forest and wildlife resources.

Services Offered

  • Forest Stewardship Plans
  • Qualified Forest Property Tax Plans
  • Commercial Forest Act Plans
  • Timber Sale Administration
  • Timber Cruising and Consulting Reports
  • Timber Marking - Timber Stand Improvements
  • Forest Boundary Line Location
  • Expert Witness Testimony - Timber Trespass
  • Forest Road Maintenance (Mowing, Seedings)
  • Tree Plantings - Mechanical, Hand
  • Site Preparations - Herbicide Applications
  • Creation of Wildlife Openings
  • Whitetail Deer Habitat Improvement
  • Wild Turkey Habitat Improvement

Clientele (Current and Past)

Non-industrial private landowners, MeadWestvaco, Inc., International Paper, National Turkey Federation (Delta County Chapter), Marquette County Forests, Delta County Forests, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, United States Forest Service.

Qualifications

State of Michigan Certified Timber Markers and Timber Cruisers
Michigan Registered Foresters
Michigan Certified Nurseryman
Michigan Forest Stewardship Plan Writers
Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicators

Memberships

Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Michigan Forest Association (MFA)
Michigan Society of American Foresters (MSAF)
Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters (MACF)
Michigan Association of Timberman (MAT)
Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS)
National Rifle Association (NRA)

Awards

1997 Michigan Society of American Foresters,
"Young Forester of the Year"
MSAF - Young Forester Plaque.jpg (52571 bytes)

Sponsorship

Sponsors of Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County
Sponsors of Delta County Chapter of Wild Turkey Federation
Sponsors of U.P. Whitetails Association



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1705 4th Avenue North - Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-3488 - Fax: (906) 233-9548


Dean R. Francis - dean@michiganforesters.com
James T. Green - todd@michiganforesters.com