Family Forest Owner Toolbox

 

The Family Forest Owner Toolbox is a series of 11 fact sheets that was developed by the Great Lakes Forest Alliance (GLFA) to provide pertinent information and resources to family forest landowners. The toolbox was developed to aid landowners who want to enhance forest management and/or get involved with "emerging markets", such as bioenergy, certified forest products, and green building in order to maintain their land and secure its future. 

 

The Great Lakes Forest Alliance was a non-profit organization established to foster and facilitate cooperative efforts that enhance management and sustainable use of public and private forestland in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario and Wisconsin.

 

Funding for the project was provided by the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, US Forest Service. Dovetail Partners served as a collaborator on the project.

 

Over two years, the initiative included development of the toolbox as well as focus group meetings to explore landowner interests, questions and needs for information and assistance. A regional Private Lands Summit served  as a capstone for the project to help deliver the toolbox information and engage with landowners throughout the upper Midwest.

 


 

About the Great Lakes Forest Alliance
The Great Lakes Forest Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to foster and facilitate cooperative efforts that enhance management and sustainable use of public and private forest lands in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin.