The April - May issue of Minnesota Woodlands, MFA's bi-monthly newsletter, has been published. Click Here to see it and other newsletters going back to 2008.
Join other MFA members in Winona for our Spring Field Days and Annual Meeting to be held on May 20, 21 and 22 in conjunction with the Master Naturalists Gathering Partners event at St. Mary's University. Come for one, two or all three days.
Friday: Pre-conference field trips plus MFA's Annual Meeting at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner, Tree Farm Awards and keynote speaker Dr. Karen Oberhauser on "Citizen Science:.
Saturday: Educational sessions all day plus exhibits. U of M Extension will introduce its new Master Woodland Owner Program.
Sunday: Morning field trips.
Lodging: In the registration form, there is information on the most economical lodging, in a St. Mary's Dorm Room. Other nearby hotels include the Day's Inn, which is closest to campus, plus thge Riverport Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Plaza Hotel. The most economical is in a St. Mary's Dorm Room.
Register Online. For questions or help with registering call Lynette Lothert at 320-589-1711 or send an email to Lothe013@UMN.edu.
New service from MFA:
Boots on YOUR Ground Program.
For payment of just $50, landowners can have a 2-hour walk on their land with a forester. The program is currently limited to MFA members statewide and, thanks to the Blandin Foundation, to anyone in Itasca County who owns 20 or more acres of woodland. Review and print an application.
MyMinnesotaWoods is a great source for woodland-related discussion and information! Read a recent update.
See a recent report on Wood Markets including news about a possible gold rush on the Iron Range and America's first tall timber building going up in Minneapolis.
With support from the Blandin Foundation, MFA has produced two public service announcements touting the contributions private woodlands make to Minnesota's overall forest economy. Read the associated press release and then listen to and download PSA #1 and PSA #2.
See the new report on the Competitiveness of Minnesota's Forest Industry.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Green: Woodland Advisor events. Blue: Other events.