The Forest Stewardship Program connects 130 natural resource professionals with private forest landowners to help them develop a Forest Stewardship Plan to manage, protect, and enjoy their forest land. More than 5,400 landowners in Michigan have developed their own unique Forest Stewardship Plans.
This workshop will explain the Forest Stewardship Program, train and certify natural resource professionals on how to write a simple yet comprehensive Forest Stewardship Plan, and explore additional forestry programs for private landowners. A forestry degree is not required, but related education and professional experience with forest ecosystems is required for certification. Natural resource professionals who wish to become certified Forest Stewardship Plan Writers should bring their resume and an unofficial college transcript to document their natural resource credentials.
The Stewardship Network is developing 9 "Landscape Stewardship Plans" in 2016, and this workshop will also explain that partnership between TSN and the Forest Stewardship Program.