Remaining FY 2016 Referral Updates-

All updated 10/18/16

36-16-034-- Landowner selected forester and has plan written. Referral closed.

36-16-035-- Landowner has selected forester and referral is closed.

07-16-036-- Landowner still reviewing referral materials for foresters.

36-16-037-- Landowner still reviewing materials for foresters.

36-16-038-- Landowner still reviewing materials for foresters to conduct harvest.

36-16-041-- Landowner still reviewing materials for possible harvest. Property recently enrolled into QFP.

07-16-043-- Landowner still reviewing materials for selection of forester to conduct timber harvest. 

36-16-044-- Forester selected and plan written. Referral closed.

36-16-045-- Landowner still reviewing materials for timber harvest.

07-16-046-- Landowner has hired forester and plan is written. Property recently enrolled into QFP. Referral closed.

36-16-049-- Landowner reviewing materials for foresters.

36-16-051-- Landowner applied for NRCS cost share. Will select forester after receiving funding.

36-16-052-- Landowner applied for NRCS cost share. Will select forester after receiving funding.

36-16-056-- Landowner reviewing materials for forester selection.




Referrals:


Referral Number: 36-16-033
Date: 04/04/16
Location: Iron County, T42N R35W
Acres: 40


Update 10/18/16-- Landowner still in process of selecting a forester.
 Parcel Information: This landowner needs to have a new management plan written for their property in order to enroll into QFP before the September 1, 2016 deadline.  This landowner would like to pursue FSP money to get a plan written.  The parcel was cut about 4 years ago and is regenerating to aspen well. If you are interested in working with this landowner please respond by Monday, April 18, 2016 with the referral number in the email (36-16-033).


T42NR35W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-029

Date: 03/16/16
Location: Iron County, T46N R34W
Acres: 40


Update 09/18/16-- Forester selected and plan written. Referral Closed.


Parcel Information: This landowner needs to have a new management plan written for their property in order to enroll into QFP before the September 1, 2016 deadline. The previous management plan was a DNR FSP and was written in 1998. This landowner would like to pursue FSP money again to get an updated plan. The landowner also has interest in performing a timber harvest at some point in the near future. If you are interested in working with this landowner please respond by March 30, 2016 with the referral number in the email (36-16-029).

T46NR34W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-019
Date: 12/11/2015
Location: Iron County, T42N R33W
Acres: 167


Update: 03/22/16-- Landowner in process of selecting a forester.

Parcel Information: This landowner is interested in having a forest management plan written by a forester to enroll land into the Qualified Forest Program by next September. The landowner is trying to get an application in to the NRCS before the deadline next week so they can receive some funding for a management plan. The landowner mostly has aspen stands that are in two different age classes. The aspen on the east end was cut about 15 years ago. The field on far east end of the property was replanted last spring with various types of pine and hardwoods along with wildlife shrub species. Deer/grouse management is a major objective for this landowner. If you are interested in assisting the landowner please respond with the referral number (36-16-019) in the email and I will pass along your information. Map is attached for review. Thank you.


T42NR33W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-017
Date: 12/08/2015
Location: Iron County, T44N R36W
Acres: 120


Update: 10/16/16--Forester selected and plan written. Referral closed.



Parcel Information: Landowner wants to find a forester to write a management plan in order to enroll land into QFP by next September. The landowner has applied for NRCS cost share and will hire a forester after they receive funding. If you are interested please respond with referral number (36-16-017) in the subject line. Thank you.

T44NR36W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-015
Date: 12/08/2015
Location: Iron County, T44N R32W
Acres: 320


Update: 08/16/16-- Landowner applying for cost share, will select forester in January 2017 if they receive funding.



Parcel Information: Landowner will be looking for a forester to write a forest management plan for enrollment of land into QFP next September. The landowner is applying for NRCS cost share for a FMP and will hire a forester after they receive funding. If you are interested in writing a plan please respond with referral number (36-16-015) in the email. A map is attached for review. Thanks

T44NR32W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-012
Date: 11/20/2015
Location: Iron County, T42N R33W
Acres: 10-20 acres to be harvested on 40 acre stand (landowner owns 80 acres in total)

Update: 12/15/15-- Landowner in process of selection of forester.


Parcel Information: This landowner has a small black spruce stand that they are looking to harvest because of budworm. They also have some areas of aspen that they would like to have cut in addition to the spruce. I talked with the landowner about black spruce being less preferred by budworm while also taking into consideration the higher population of the budworm making the stand susceptible. I have talked with the landowner about salvage harvests and the wood saturation at the mills right now as well as the volume needed to find interest in a harvest for smaller stands. Those are the main challenges I see with this parcel. The landowner wanted to see who might be interested and available to address the challenges and provide forestry expertise to meet their objectives. If you are interested respond with the referral number (36-16-012) by December 4, 2015. Map is attached for review. Thanks much.



T42NR33W map.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-009
Date: 11/18/2015
Location: Iron County, T42N R32W
Acres: 142  (~41 acres of water)


Update: 10/18/16-- Forester selected and plan written. Referral Closed.

Parcel Information: Landowner is looking to have a forester write a management plan for entrance into QFP for the next tax year. Right now the landowner is applying for NRCS cost share through EQIP for a FMP and wanted a referral to see who would be interested in getting the plan written after they receive approval from the NRCS. Please respond by Thursday, December 3, 2015 if you are interested. Include referral number (36-16-009). Parcel Map is attached for review. Good luck hunting.




MapT42NR32W.pdf


Referral Number: 36-16-008
Date:11/05/15
Location: Iron County, T43N R32W
Acres: 20


Update: 03/15/16-- Landowner in process of selecting a forester, also keeping an eye on timber markets.


Parcel Information: This landowner is looking to clearcut a forest stand of 20 acres of spruce and aspen and would like to have additional harvesting to take place in the hardwoods located in the 40 acre parcel just North of the aspen and spruce (see map). The landowner would like to discuss options for how to best go about utilizing the younger aspen stand for highest economic return in combination with the selection of maple, etc from the 40 to the north. If you are interested respond by Wednesday, November 18, 2015 with the referral number (36-16-008) and I will send out your contact information.


MAPT43NR32W.pdf



Referral Number: 36-16-004
Date: 11/02/2015
Location: Iron County, T46N R31W
Acres: 40


Update: 03/02/16-- Landowner is still in process of reviewing consulting forester materials.


Parcel Information: This landowner is interested in having a timber harvest conducting on a 40 acre parcel. The parcel has spruce/fir and tamarack in the lower areas (see map) and has more of an aspen component mixed with maple and a few other hardwood species in the upland sites in the central portion and east section of the parcel. I took a few plots throughout and BA was about 130 in the spruce areas and 120 in the upland sites. This stand has not been cut for a fairly long stretch of time and is overdue for harvesting. The landowner has a good vision of what they would like to do on the property and would like to have parts of the parcel clearcut to regenerate aspen and conduct single tree selection in more maple dominated areas to open up the canopy. If you are interested please respond with referral number (36-15-004) in the email. Forest parcel map is attached to this email for review.


ForestPropertyT46NR31W.pdf











Action Reports:

The following reports reflect the impact of the Forestry Assistance Program on Iron and Baraga Counties.


FAP_FY15_Report.pdf



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Private Lands Forestry Referral Service:

1.) Private landowners who contact the

Iron Baraga Conservation District with

forestry related questions or visit the website,

will be able to receive a referral to a forester

free of charge. The landowner will fill out a

forestry referral form (number acres, forest type,

what kind of forestry assistance they are interested in).

This form is available in our office and to anyone who visits the website.


2.) The Landowner submits the request to the Iron Baraga Conservation District.


3.) The District will then email the request directly to the consulting foresters who have expressed an interest in being on our referral list. We will also keep a listing of the referral requests on this tab. (Referrals will be open a standard 2 weeks long unless otherwise requested by the landowner).


4.) Resource professionals will express their interest in a particular job to the Conservation District.


5.) We will forward all responses to the landowner. The landowner will decide which resource professional to work with.


6.) There will be follow-up with each landowner to be sure they have received the assistance they need.


7.) The FAP forester will then request information from the landowner or Forester (after landowners approval) for financial information to be added to a database. (The information will not be linked to any names or specific location, the information will be aggregated to the county level for reporting on success of this program.