The MFA works on behalf of family forest owners

Through education and advocacy, to promote stewardship and woodlands.

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Save the Date

MFA Annual Meeting
October 2-3, 2020
St John’s University

Interested in Managing your Woodlands for Wildlife?

This is a very good program and is recommended
by MFA members who have attended

A FREE Service for MFA Members ONLY

Consult with a Professional Forester over the Phone.
For an appointment with the Forester email or call 218-879-5100

Thinking of harvesting timber?

Call Before You Cut or Click here for more information.

New issue of Minnesota Woodlands

The February-March issue of Minnesota Woodlands, MFA’s bi-monthly newsletter, has been published. Click Here to see it and other newsletters going back to 2008.

Shown here participants at a Gathering Partners field event. Photo by Eli Sagor.

This publication on Tree Shelters for Hardwoods Plantings is recommended by Dean Makey, the expert behind MFA’s Forester Phone Line.

DNR – New map and contact information

DNR Forestry has issued a new map and contact information for foresters responsible for working with private woodland owners.

Cost Share Funds – DNR Forestry.

Here is more information.
And here is a map showing DNR CFM Foresters who can help you apply for the funds. Also, here is a webinar covering all DNR service options for private woodland owners.

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.

Join the MFA

Now you can Join MFA or Renew Your Membership online. If you prefer to work through the mail, print a Membership Application(pdf) or Membership Renewal(pdf) Form.


is a great source for woodland-related discussion and information!
Here is the most recent monthly Update as well as an archive of past issues.

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Suite 7, 1111 Cloquet Avenue,
Cloquet, MN 55720


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