White Pine fencing May 2020

This webinar is brought to you by the North Shore Forest Collaborative, in coordination with Cook County Higher Education. To view a recording of the webinar, click on the link below and complete the registration form.


On October 8, 2020, the North Shore Forest Collaborative hosted a webinar about how private North Shore landowners can help restore Lake Superior’s coastal forest. It included information about the various agency-provided incentive programs, how land owners can prepare their private forest land for winter, tree planting/protection, and prepping for the 2021 Spring tree planting season, and more!

This FREE presentation included:
  • North Shore Forest – Collaborative History, Scope, & Mission
  • Private landowner forest restoration example
  • Soil & Water Conservation District Programs
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs
  • Minnesota DNR Private Land Forestry Programs
  • Update on tree seedling “Growers Network”
  • “Your Woodlands Future”
  • John Paulson, Coordinator North Shore Forest Collaborative
  • Jeff Gniffke, North Shore Private Landowner Good Harbor Area
  • Michaela Clingaman, Conservation Technician Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Mike Hup, Regional Forester Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Thor Pakosz, Forester – Private Land Forestry Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • David Abaz, Executive Director UMN Extension NE Regional Sustainable Development
  • Mike Reichenbach, EdD Forestry Educator UMN Extension
  • And more!

The NSFC is a coordinated effort among local, state, and federal land management agencies as well as public and private organizations and individuals who want to work together to assure a healthy forest environment. More info: https://northshoreforest.org/.