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Meetings & Events

In a continuing effort to provide services to the forestry and natural resource community, this calendar is intended to list meetings from all natural resource disciplines that may have an impact on forest management. If you know of a meeting that should be posted on this calendar, please contact Bill Cook at   Your cooperation in listing meetings will be appreciated!   For more "public" oriented programs, try the Michigan Forest Pathways website.

Last updated 21 April, 2017

Forest Management Advisory Council
to the Michigan DNR

Schedule on the DNR Website, along with notes and other data
Upper Peninsula Citizen's Advisory Councils
to the Michigan DNR

Schedule on the DNR Website, along with notes and other data
State Forest Public Participation DNR Forestry website   Compartment Review Schedule             Open House Schedule SFI SFE 2017 Training Schedule   Click here
Contact: Scott Robbins at
Project Learning Tree Sessions - http:///
Contact: Ada Takacs at
  2017 Dates (all times are eastern standard time unless otherwise posted or the web guy messed-up)
Application Deadline for the Qualified Forest Program
1 September                                                                                   More Information
Application Deadline for the Commercial Forest Program
1 April                                                
More Information
Application Deadline for NRCS Conservation Planning
30 April                                                                                            More Information
MSU Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series
Tuesdays at 4:00 in the MSU Natural Resources Building, Room 225
17 January.  Monica White.  Freedom farmers: urban agriculture & rebuilding Detroit
14 February.  Cecil Konignendijk.  An Urban Forestry Approach to Developing Liveable and Resilient Cities
21 February.  Larry Leefers.  Mechanistic Modeling of the Role of Forests and Related Economic Activities in Michigan’s Economy
28 February.  Dave Nowak.  Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees
14 March.  Karen Potter-Witter.  Poplar, parcelization, and private forestland:  30 years of Michigan timber supply research

28 March.  Erin Schliep.  Process driven density-dependent diameter distribution models for forest biomass prediction
4 April.  Ashley Keiser.  The interplay between biotic and abiotic controls over litter decomposition processes
18 April.  Barry Gardiner.  Wind impacts on tree growth, mechanics, and damage
25 April.  Raschelle Gould.  Cultural ecosystem services:  how do you measure that, especially when "that" may be dynamic?
Michigan Association of Timbermen - 43rd Annual Convention
27-28 April, Boyne Mountain Resort
Infomation call 906-293-3236
Forest Taxes Workshop
Sponsored by the MFA and MSU Extension
28 April, Lansing, MSU campus Kellogg Center                                                        More information
Contact:  Deb Huff at or 517-651-5401
Eyes On the Forest Workshop
3 May, 6:00-8:00, Ludington, United Methodist Church                                            More Information
Contact:  Joshua Shields at   
Wildlife Through Forestry Forum
Predator-Prey Working Group Presentation
                                                   More Information
8 May, 6:00-8:00, Baraga, Ottawa Sportsmen Club
Contact:  Gary Willis at for more information
Forest Soils Workshop
10 May, 9:30-3:00, Cadillac, Henderson Town Hall                                                  More Information
SAF CFE credits 4.5 category 1 and SFE 4 credits
Please pre-register by 5 May with Larry Czelusta at or 231-775-7681 x3.
Forest Health & Invasive Species Workshop
For Foresters and Loggers

11 May, 8:00-12:00, Wetmore, Munising Town Hall                                                  More Information
SAF and SFE credits available
Contact:  Matt Watkeys at or 906-228-8871 x128
Log Scaling and Grading Course
11 May, 8:00-5:00, Newberry, Pentland Township Hall                                               More Information
Register (no cost) at 517-852-8880 (SFI hotline)      SFE credits available
Contact: Brenda Haskill at or 989-732-3541 x5043
Invasive Species Program
13 May, Scottville, Fin and Feather Club                                                                      More Information
Donation $5.00.  Please register by 8 May
Contact:  Joshua Shields at
Michigan Forest Association Board Meeting
19 May, Trout Lake, VanDyke Wegwas Lodge
Contact:  Lisa Parker or Deb Huff at or 517-816-7879
Forest Mushroom Program
20 May, Kaleva, Big Bear Sportsman's Club                                                               More Information
Donation $5.00.  Please register by 15 May
Contact:  Joshua Shields at
MACD Summer Conference
5-6 June, Bay City, Doubletree-Riverfront                                                                    More Information
Contact:  Tammi Connell at or 517-668-6029
Chainsaw Safety Workshop
10 June, 9:00-5:00, Wexford County
Contact:  Wexford Conservation District at 231-775-76981 x3
Understory Workshop
17 June, Benzie County, Misty Acres
Contact:  Kama Ross at
Teacher Forestry Program - Michigan Forest Association
19-23 June, Roscommon, DNR RAM Center                                                                More Information
Contact:  Georgia Peterson at or Bill Botti at
Tree Farm Field Day
23 June, Branch, Sweetwater Township Hall                                                                More Information
Please register by 19 June
Contact:  Joshua Shields at  or Rick Lucas at
Science & Management of Ash Forests After Emerald Ash Borer
25-27 July, Duluth, The Inn on Lake Superior                                                                 Flyer     Website     #SMAshEAB
Abstract deadline:  28 February  
Contact:  Nam Jin Noh at
Stream Crossing Permit Training
With DEQ and DNR

27 July, 8:00-4:00, Wetmore, Munising Town Hall 
Contact:  Matt Watkeys at or 906-228-8871 x128
Forestry Field Day
9 September, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Contact:  Kama Ross at
Land Inheritance / Ties to the Land Workshop
16 September, Traverse City, Grand Traverse Conservation District
Contact:  Kama Ross at
Michigan Forest Association Board Meeting
22 September, East Tawas, as part of the MFA annual meeting
Contact:  Lisa Parker or Deb Huff at or 517-816-7879
Michigan Forest Association Annual Meeting - Woodlands and Water
22-23 September, East Tawas, Tawas Bay Beach Resort      . . .      More to come!

Contact:  Karen Potter-Witter - or Kayti Brinkman -
MSAF Fall Conference - Foresters for Fish! (Part Deux)
The Connections Between Forests, Clean Water, and Fish Habitat

5-6 October, Grayling, Ramada Inn
Contact:  Mike Smalligan at or 517-284-5884             Draft Agenda
Michigan Forest Association Board Meeting
3 November, Hartwick Pines State Park
Contact:  Lisa Parker or Deb Huff at or 517-816-7879.


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This website is maintained by Bill Cook, Michigan State University Extension Forester in the Upper Peninsula.  Comments, questions, and suggestions are gratefully accepted. 
Last update of this page was 21 April, 2017 .


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