The Referral Process

For The Land Owner

Should you want to pursue forest management after meeting with our district forester, please keep the following in mind:

  • Your profile will be confidentially posted to our website for a two-week period during which forest resource professionals will have the opportunity to express interest in your project. Please note that no personal information will be available on the website; only a basic profile and general location of your land will be made available in order to help consultants effectively express interest in your project.


  • The district forester will compile a list of Forestry Professionals who have expressed interest in helping you with your specific project.
  • It is up to the landowner to call the Forestry Professionals and choose with whom they would like to work.
  •  The district forester will be available to follow up with you, answer any future questions, and help you with future forestry related issues as they arise.

For A listing of area sawmills and loggers in S.W. Michigan, click here
To find a Qualified Consulting Forester in your area, click here
To find a Technical Service Provider in your area, click here

For The Forestry Professional

This page is intended to help landowners generate interest in their forest management projects. Due to privacy concerns, we will not list landowner names or exact locations of the work. We will posting a brief description of the nature of the work needed and email the same information to our list of Forestry Professionals. If you wish to be added to our list of Forest Professionals, please call the Barry Conservation District at 269-908-4134.

If you see work posted on this page which you are interested in performing, please call the Conservation district at (269) 908-4139. The district forester will make sure that the landowner is aware of your interest and provide your contact information. Listings will be posted for approximately two weeks.

Current Open Referrals:

08-17-39: Mixed lowland hardwoods, possible QFP candidate, would require management plan. Open area before forest, as well as some wet spots within the stand. 27 Acres.

08-17-40: 60 Acres of mixed hardwoods, significant oak component. Interested in QFP.

08-17-44: Needs assistance with timber harvest for 38 acre parcel, could potentially benefit from QFP but initial interest in harvesting.

08-17-47: Forest has not been managed for some time, looking to improve forest health and long-term management. Mixed hardwoods, ~45 Acres.

08-17-52: 40 Acres of oak forest and mixed hardwoods, slightly hilly terrain,  interested in QFP.

03-17-21: Farm with ~5 acre woodlot with high quality oaks, looking to either clear lot for selling, or to take some valuable wood without damaging the long-term health of the woods

70-17-33: Removal of pines, wants to promote oak growth, and also promote wildlife habitat if possible. Parts of farm converted to forestland with scotch and red pine, rest of property is most maples, cherries, and oaks. 50 acres across all parcels.