Forestry Assistance 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.

 

Qualified foresters interested in pursuing the project(s) described below should respond to the Montcalm, Kent & Ionia Conservation Districts by email within two weeks of the posting. You may include additional relevant information in your responses pertaining to the project. Forester Mike MacEachron will then forward all emails received to the landowner. Landowners are encouraged 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.

Referrals Will Include...
  • Project #

  • Date Posted

  • Date Closed

  • Location, PLSS

  • Parcel Size

  • Forest Type

  • Water Bodies/Wetlands

  • Work Requested

  • Timeline

  • Additional Information

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Requests

Project #: 34-22-12

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

Date Closed: 10/6/2022

Location: Ionia County. T6N R8W Sec 20

Parcel Size: 25 ac

Forest Type: Dominant trees include, oak, maple, walnut, ash, cherry, basswood.

Water Bodies/Wetlands: N/A

Work Requested: Single tree selection

Timeline: Winter 2022/2023

Additional Information: Landowner would like to conduct single tree selection harvest on property this Winter or next. Previous timber harvest was 10-15 years ago with Northern red oak being selected as seed trees for oak regen.

Project #: 41-22-08

Date Posted: 8/25/2022

Date Closed: 9/8/2022

Location: Kent County. T6N R9W Sec 16

Parcel Size:  8 ac

Forest Type: Oak-Hickory; Red Pine

Water Bodies/Wetlands: N/A

Work Requested: Single tree selection - clearcut

Timeline: Winter 2022/2023

Additional Information: Landowner would like to conduct single tree selection and clear cut on the property this Winter or next. Single tree selection for the regeneration of oak and future timber sales. Clearcut to remove red pine from parcel.

Project #: 59-22-15

Date Posted: 7/22/2022

Date Closed: 8/5/2022

Location: Montcalm County. T12N R9W Sec 23

Parcel Size:  40 ac

Forest Type: Oak-Hickory; Maple-Beech

Water Bodies/Wetlands: Wetland in middle of property

Work Requested: Single tree selection

Timeline: Winter 2022/2023

Additional Information: Landowner would like to conduct single tree selection and clear cut on the property this Winter or next. Single tree selection for the regeneration of oak and future timber sales.

Project #: 59-22-13

Date Posted: 6/23/2022

Date Closed: 7/7/2022

Location: Montcalm County, Montcalm Twp. T10N R8W Sec 19

Parcel Size:  50 ac

Forest Type: Oak and Floodplain Forest

Water Bodies/Wetlands: Flat River, pond, wetlands present

Work Requested: Single tree selection and clear cut

Timeline: Winter 2022/2023

Additional Information: Landowner would like to conduct single tree selection and clear cut on the property this Winter or next. Single tree selection for the regeneration of oak and beech. Clear cut (approximately 3 acres) for early successional habitat.

Project #: 41-22-04

Date Posted: 5/11/2022

Date Closed: 5/25/2022

Location: Kent County, Nelson Twp. T10N R10W Sec 22

Parcel Size:  15 ac

Forest Type: Dominant spp. include oak, cherry, and maple.

Water Bodies/Wetlands: N/A

Work Requested: Single tree selection

Timeline: Winter 2022/2023

Additional Information: Harvest of mature black oak and cherry trees to support natural regeneration of under and midstory tree and shrub growth.

 

Project #: 34-22-01

Date Posted: 3/28/2022

Date Closed: 4/12/2022

Location: Ionia County, Otisco Twp. T8N R8W; Sec 25

Parcel Size: 23 ac

Forest Type: Dominant spp. include oak, maple, beech, hickory.

Water Bodies/Wetlands: Drainage ditch and pond present on parcel

Work Requested: Single tree selection

Timeline: Winter 2022

Additional Information: Removal of mature/overmature trees for regeneration of under and midstory tree and shrub growth.

Project #: 59-22-02

Date Posted: 3/23/2022

Date Closed: 4/6/2022

Location: Montcalm County, Pine Twp. T11N R5W; Sec 34

Parcel Size: 23 ac

Forest Type: Upland and lowland mixed deciduous and conifer

Water Bodies/Wetlands: Wetland and pond present on parcel

Work Requested: Single tree selection

Timeline: Winter 2022

Additional Information: Landowner has had timber harvest in the past. Will require new access due to ownership changes.

Project #: 41-22-01
Date Posted: 3/8/2022
Date Closed: 3/23/2022
Location: Kent County, Courtland Twp. T9N R10W; Sec 3
Parcel Size: 33 ac
Forest Type: N. hardwoods. Dominate trees include hard/soft maple, red oak, American beech, and basswood. 
Water Bodies/Wetlands: Vernal pools present on property.
Work Requested: Single tree selection
Timeline: Summer 2022 or Summer 2023
Additional Information: Landowner has been actively managing property for a few decades with the latest being around 15 years ago. Landowner also has an expired Forest Mgmt. Plan through Forest Stewardship Program.