Great Forests Make Great Lakes

The Connections Among Forests, Clean Water, and Fish Habitat on Private Forestlands

 

 

Michigan Forest Association & Michigan Tree Farm Committee Joint Annual Meeting
Tawas Bay Beach Resort, East Tawas, MI
September 22-23, 2017

 


Thursday September 2

10:00am – 2:00 pm Tree Farm Quarterly Meeting location TBD

10:00am – 4:00pm MFA Board Meetings East Tawas Harbor Park Pavilion

5:00pm – 7:00pm MFA Board BBQ, Thursday Evening, East Tawas Harbor Park, BYOGrill

Friday September 22 

Time
Topic
Speaker
Agency
8:00-8:30
Coffee & Registration
8:30-10:00
MFA Business Meeting
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-10:35
Welcome
10:35-11:00
Great Forests Make Great Lakes
Mike Smalligan
DNR Forest Stewardship
11:00-11:30
Vernal Pond Protection
Julie Crick
MSUE Forestry
11:30-12:00
Stream Protection
Jo Latimore
MSU Fisheries and Wildlife
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:15-1:45
Is Tree Farm Right for Me? & Tree Farm Updates
Brittany Vanderwall
Michigan Tree Farm Chair
1:45-2:15
Stream Restoration: Partners for Fish & Wildlife
Michelle VanderHaar & Heather Rawlings
USFWS
2:15-2:30
Break
2:30-3:00
Cost Sharing for Water Projects
Kurt Dalhman
USDA NRCS
3:00-3:30
Weyerhaeuser, Water Quality & You
Pat Jacques
Weyerhaeuser
3:30-4:00
Trout Unlimited, Water Quality & You
Bryan Burroughs
Trout Unlimited
4:00-4:30
Michigan Legislative Updates
MI Senators and Representatives (invited)
MI Legislature
4:30-5:00
2018 Farm Bill Update (Tentative)
Senators Stabenow and Peters, or staff (invited)
US Senate
5:00-6:00
Happy Hour and Donor Recognition (MFF) – FREE BEER and draft ROOT BEER
Sponsored by MFA, Tree Farm, MDARD Forestry Assistance Program and MDNR-USFS Stewardship Program in the Hospitality Suite
6:00-8:00
Banquet with Presentation of Awards: MFA Awards, Tree Farmer of the Year and Inspecting Forester of the Year

 

Saturday September 23

7:30-9:00
Breakfast and loading busses ay 8:45. Choose one of the two options
Option #1
9:00 – 3:00
Iosco Conservation District Ingalls Forest & Tree Farm near Tawas City (80 acres)
USFS Lumberman’s
Monument near Oscoda (lunch here)
Caveney Family Tree Farm
near Lupton (80 acres)
Option #2
9:00 – 3:00
Pierce Family Tree Farm near Whittemore (155 acres)
USFS Lumberman’s Monument near Oscoda (lunch here)
Iosco CD’s Ingalls Forest & Tree Farm near Tawas City (80 acres)