Lots More Info

Do you know of another useful site that is not listed here? Email the link and your comments to Information@MinnesotaForestry.org.

For private woodland owners, this is the most innovative and information-packed site in the U.S., created by Eli Sagor and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota Extension Service.  Some popular elements are:

Woodland Health Information, including Emerald Ash Borer
Woodland Advisor
Information on classes, volunteer opportunities and other news.
Minnesota Women's Woodland Network
This new organization focuses on women's interests, although men are welcome to participate.  While they do not have a web site yet, more information can be obtained from Angie Gupta AGupta@UMN.edu.
Sustainable Forestry - A Landowner's Manual
Wooded land doesn't have to cover hundreds or thousands of acres to provide richness and diversity of life. Smaller acreages can have big impacts too! If you are one of the 6 million landowners in the United States who own 1 to 10 acres, then the Backyard Woods program is for you.

Backyard Woods inspires landowners with a 44-page guide and detailed tip sheets that cover 12 topics. Learn how to develop a master plan, protect property from wildfire, plant properly, and much more.

Tree Care Advisor
Similar to Woodland Advisor but in an urban setting.

Woodland-Related Organizations

Northern Minnesota Woodland Information.
The national counterpart to MFA.
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine
One of the best private woodland owner websites, behind ours, of course!
Iowa Woodland Owners Association
Yes, they grow more than corn in Iowa!
Idaho Woodland Notes, a newsletter for private woodland owners.
Setting the standard in logger professionalism
Find information for Kids & Teachers, Landowners and Loggers.
Södra is an ecomonic association of 50,000 woodland owners in southern Sweden.   They own just over half of all privately owned forest in the area, as well as a group of companies that are successful in both Swedish and international markets. This gives them a market for their raw materials from the forest and at the same time provides the foundation for profitable forestry. (At the top of the home page, click on "English".)

Consulting Foresters

Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters

Minnesota DNR - U.S. Forest Service

Since 1947, the outstanding magazine featuring Minnesota’s natural wonderland.
MN State Parks
U.S. Forest Service, “Landowners Guide to Internet Resources
The silvical characteristics of about 200 forest tree species and varieties are described.
U.S. Forest Service Northeast Region
Includes Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Arboretum features more than 1,000 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and bike, walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections.
Easy to use key on the Tree Care Advisor website.
A web site designed to help you identify and manage common and invasive weeds in Minnesota lawns and landscapes.
Find information on flowers, fruit, houseplants, diseases, insects, landscaping, lawns, soils & composting, trees & shrubs, vegetables, weeds and wildlife. Also find links to many other Yard & Garden-related sites.

Environmental Groups

Dovetail Partners
To be the most trusted source of environmental information.
Peserves the natural and scenic heritage of our State by permanently protecting the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life.

Birds & Wildlife

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Check their Project Feeder Watch
MN DNR Wildlife