Approximately 80% of the Land in Michigan is privately owned. Even in the Upper Peninsula, which contains an abundance of state and national forest, 43% or 3.6 million acres are owned by non-industrial private landowners. Private lands are of significant magnitude to impact forest composition/age and wildlife habitat suitability, however, little effort has been directed towards responsible and sustainable management of forest on private lands.
The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) provides initial professional contact with private landowners who are interested in actively managing their forests. The District Forester can help landowners better understand, plan, manage, protect, and utilize their forest resources. All of our services are at no cost to the landowner and provide excellent contact between professionals and landowners. Our aim is to promote forest resource stewardship in local communities by introducing landowners to forest management and helping them achieve their management goals.
Delta County District Forester: Lyndsey Johnston
Please welcome our new District Forester, Lyndsey Johnston, serving Delta and Schoolcraft Counties!
Lyndsey graduated from Michigan Technological University in Spring of 2021 with her Bachelor's degree in Forestry. Prior to joining the district Lyndsey worked for Midwest Forest Products in the Western U.P and Coleman Engineering. When she's not helping landowners you'll find her with her two dogs out in nature.
If you have any questions or are interested in managing your property please call (906) 553-7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free site visit.
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Information and Services we provide:
Forestry Assistance Program Referrals
The Forestry Assistance Program works to provide an initial professional contact with landowners who are interested in forest management on their property. Our role is to provide general guidance and information and facilitate referrals to other public and private resource professionals.
Consultants interested in pursuing the projects described below should respond to Delta Conservation District by email within two weeks of this posting. You may include additional relevant information in your responses pertaining to the project. We will then forward all emails received to the landowner. We encourage landowners to contact all of the consultants who reply in a timely fashion, but the choice remains with the individual landowner. Our office will follow up with landowners to ensure they get the assistance they need.
Please contact us if you would like more information on any project, we may have other information such as notes, maps, or digital photographs.
Email Lyndsey Johnston, District Forester at email@example.com