UMLMWS PRESS RELEASE
Dean R. Francis, President of Upper Michigan Land Management & Wildlife Services, Inc. is proud to announce their foresters have reached a company milestone.
Upper Michigan Land Management & Wildlife Services, Inc. has assisted over (400) non-industrial private landowners which accounts for 50,000 acres of Forest Stewardship management plans.
As a direct result of these long-term forest plans, 50,000 acres of forest lands have been improved through timber stand improvement cuttings, commercial timber sales, wildlife habitat seedings and reforestation or tree planting projects.
To be eligible for a plan writing grant, applicants must be Forest Stewardship program certified plan writers. A Certified Plan Writer must:
1. Have a four-year degree in Forestry or related Natural Resource field OR have a two-year degree in Forestry or related Natural Resource field with approved experience and submit documentation to the Forest Stewardship Coordinator.
2. Applicant must attend initial six-hour training on the Michigan Forest Stewardship Program, either through the Forest Stewardship Coordinator or their local Service Forester.
3. Maintain six hours of approved continuing education in natural resource management yearly and submit documentation of such to the Forest Stewardship Coordinator.
4. Remain in good standing by providing professional service in a timely manner.
Phone: (906) 241-7017 Fax: (906) 233-9548 Cell: (906) 235-0369 (906) 235-0131
Dean R. Francis:
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