The Forest Stewardship program connects landowners with professional foresters to help them manage, protect and enjoy their forest.
- Read the 2020 Forest Stewardship Program annual report
- See 2020 survey results from participating FSP landowners
How it works
- Identify your goals and find a forester to help accomplish them
- Your forester will conduct a land inspection to understand its forest resources
- You and your forester prepare a personal forest stewardship plan
- The plan is put into action
- Find an Upper Peninsula forester
- Find a Lower Peninsula forester
- Find a Seedling Nursery
Making a plan
The Forest Stewardship Program helps a landowner achieve their forest management goals through a personalized stewardship plan developed with the expertise of a forester. The forester identifies ways to achieve goals such as improving wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, promoting forest health, planting trees and selling timber. They may also discuss requirements and benefits of related forestry and conservation programs.
- Forest Stewardship Program Application
Get started: After a landowner hires a forester, their plan writer will submit the application form to the DNR at the start of the planning process.
- Sample Forest Stewardship Plan
A sample of the different elements a Forest Stewardship Plan can contain.