Great Lakes

Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts 

Forester and woodland owner Barrie Brusila of Mid-Maine Forestry in Warren, ME shares some of her lessons learned in a simple handout entitled "Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts."  

DO:

--work with a licensed forester as your agent, unless you are very knowledgeable about the value of your woodland, market prices, contracts, realistic logging expectations, timber harvesting regulations, etc.

--be clear about your objectives for timber harvesting

--ideally, follow a written forest management plan

--work with a reputable forester and logger

--have well-written contracts with your forester and logger

Book Review of Richard Horan's "Seeds" 

Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to KerouacWelty to Wharton

By Richard Horan (Harper Perennial, 2011)

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust.

Congratulations Barb Spears! 

In the wake of Thanksgiving I find myself reflecting on the things and people that make the world a better place. Barb Spears is one of these women. She is a founding contributor to the MN Women's Woodland Network (MN WWN). She's the dedicated leader of the Twin Cities, MN local chapter of the MN WWN. Barb’s also the driving force behind the program’s current direction. But amazingly all this work helping women woodland owners is only a small glimpse of the amazing professional and volunteer efforts Barb has done for forestry over the years.

Women's Chainsaw Class 

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Women’s Chainsaw Class – Back by Popular Demand!

Date:  Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time:   9:30 Registration and Refreshments       

           10:00 – 4:00 Class

Would you stay or would you go?  

There is a group of women in North Central Minnesota, who live "out in the woods" in various rural areas, usually 15 to 30 miles away from pretty much everything, and get together regularly for outdoor activities, friendship, and support.  They had a discussion on the question, "Would I stay or would I go."  What would you do if your partner was no longer with you.  Would you stay up here?  What would convince you to stay?  What would convince you to go?

Play Clean Go Day - Saturday, June 14 

Play Clean Go Day, Saturday, June 14

 

Play Clean Go Day - Saturday, June 14 

Play Clean Go Day, Saturday, June 14

 

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Rochester 

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Bemidji 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm