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If you own or are considering the purchase of Michigan woodlands, a scientific evaluation can be made to identify your forest management options.

Before you consider a timber harvest of your Upper Peninsula forest, it is essential that you have written management plan.

A well thought out forest management plan should describe your property by stand or timber type.

We help you improve and maintain soil and water quality, and reforestation practices when needed.

The American Tree Farm System has established a relatively new program called the American Tree Farm System, Group Certification Process.

If you are interested in long-term sustainable forest management for your property, this is the program for you.

The natural woodlot is an apparently simple place. Its esthetic elements don't appear to be complex; clean water, timber, wildlife.

Forest care benefits both the woodland property and its owner by appropriately maximizing the kind of healthy, balanced growth that facilitates both land and habitat improvement.

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Upper Peninsula Land Management Planning

Welcome to Grossman Forestry and our Upper Peninsula Forest Management information.  A forest management plan is a detailed, scientific report based upon sound field data and your goals and objectives.

Grossman Forestry provides the following services in regards to your Upper Peninsula Forest and Land Management Plans:

  • Forest Stewardship Programs
  • Small Woodlot Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Federal and State Cost Sharing
  • Aerial Photography Interpretation
Shown here is Todd Miller, Forestry Specialist for Grossman Forestry. Todd collects data out in the field and uses state of the art technology to prepare his scientific reports for clients.
Click here to watch a video to learn more about the Forest Stewardship Program.

Upper Peninsula Forest Management Plans
A well thought out forest management plan should describe your property by stand or timber type.

Each stand type should have information pertaining to tree species, average diameters and volumes, cutting guidelines, harvesting schedules, wildlife recommendations, Best Management Practices (BMP's) to improve and maintain soil and water quality, and reforestation practices when needed.

The plan should include:
  • A Copy of Aerial Photograph
  • Soils Map
  • Detailed Forest Type Map

Forest Stewardship Program:   Michigan Forest Stewardship Video
The Forest Stewardship Program encourages the active management of forest resources owned by non-industrial private landowners.  The purpose of the Forest Stewardship Program is to help landowners increase the benefits they derive from their land while conserving it for the future. This also benefits the community and larger forest landscapes.  Informed landowners making informed choices.

Grossman Forestry Company is the largest supplier of Forest Stewardship Plans in Michigan.  Since 1992 we have completed over 884 plans covering over 153,788 acres.

Who Is Eligible?
Landowners who own land classified as non-industrial and private. Five acres must be, or planned to be, forested.
Please call or e-mail for details - gfco@up.net

Small Woodlot Management
The natural woodlot is an apparently simple place. Its aesthetic elements don't appear to be complex; clean water, timber, wildlife. And yet, the mature woodland is the product of many biological cycles. New growth evolves. Decay leads to regeneration. The process can be slow and subtle. But at every stage, the desirable pattern of forest development can be identified and encouraged through knowledgeable and expert management. Forest care benefits both the woodland property and its owner by appropriately maximizing the kind of healthy, balanced growth that facilitates both land and habitat improvement.

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