TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Link to DNR Forest Stewardship Information

Link to DNR Private Lands Forestry Webinar on assistance to landowners

Links to Loggers

Invasive Species of the North Shore

KEY CONTACTS for FOREST LANDOWNER ASSISTANCE

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 218-720- 5209
  • Roger Nelson, (Private Forest Management Forester), MN DNR 218‐735-3954
  • Your Local Soil And Water Conservation District
    • Lake County 218-834-8370
    • Cook County 218-387-3647


TREE SEEDLING SOURCES

Link to sources to purchase tree seedlings

TREE PLANTING INFORMATION

MN DNR brochures on how to plant trees

Video on bare root tree planting and erecting deer fencing

Woody Plant Seed Manual – great resource for growing trees from seed

WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

My Minnesota Woods – U of M Forest Resources Extension  A website that has resources and information for private woodland owners and also has a calendar of upcoming trainings and webinars hosted by Extension.

PUBLICATIONS

2017 MN DNR Forest Health Annual Report

Restoring Lake Superior’s Coastal Forest – A Primer for Landowners and Land Managers

Beyond the Suburbs:  A Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Management   (MN DNR publication)

Sustainable Forestry: A Management Guide for Private Forest Landowners (MLEP publication)

Eastern Spruce Budworm: Management Approaches in Minnesota’s Forests

VIDEOS 

North Shore forest restoration videos

 

CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION ABOUT NORTHERN MN FORESTS AND TREES

We are fortunate to have the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) located relatively nearby in Houghton, Michigan.   Working with many scientists and land managers, NIACS has developed several studies and documents that are helpful when making decisions about forest management in a time of a changing climate.

The following documents may be most helpful to landowners and land managers in northern Minnesota:

Summary of The Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment for Northern Minnesota http://www.forestadaptation.org/MN_FEVAS_Summary

Minnesota forest vulnerability assessment: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/45939

Adaptation planning guide (print version): http://forestadaptation.org/far

Online Adaptation Workbook: www.adaptationworkbook.org

Video presentation on climate change impacts for Northwoods forests: NIACS Climate Change Video

Example of climate adaptation from the Superior National Forest north shore restoration project: http://forestadaptation.org/NorthShore