The Forestry Assistance Program provides an initial professional contact with landowners who are interested in actively managing their forested property. No matter what your goals (recreation, wildlife, timber harvest, ecosystem preservation, etc), the Conservation District Forester can help you better understand, plan, manage, protect, and utilize your forest resources. The forester also provides the community with outreach and education opportunities.
To better assist landowners with management of their forest resources, the district forester is available to meet with landowners at no cost. During the walkthrough, you will discuss your goals and management history and complete a rapid inventory of your property. If applicable, he can refer you to resource professionals and assistance programs to help you meet your management goals.
For questions, more information, or to get started, contact the Conservation District Forester at (269) 908-4139 today!
FAP Program Statistics- Barry, Allegan, and Ottawa Counties 2015
93 landowner site visits (2120 acres)
40 professional referrals
114 acres enrolled in Qualified Forest Program (QFP)
408 acres referred to cost-share programs
642 acres referred to have Forest Management/Stewardship Plans written
420 acres referred for timber harvest
10 forestry outreach events conducted
19 forestry education media publications