The MFA works on behalf of family forest owners

Through education and advocacy, to promote stewardship and woodlands.

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Thinking of harvesting timber?

Call Before You Cut or Click here for more information.

A FREE Service for MFA Members ONLY

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

New issue of Minnesota Woodlands

The December-January 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.

Fall Field Days, Annual Meeting & State Tree Farm Awards

Join Us on October 5 and 6 at Camp Ripley, Minnesota


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.

Wood Markets

Wondering what your timer is worth? See a recent report on Wood Markets. Also see the most recent Minnesota Forest Industries Fact Sheet.

Public service announcements

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.

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Suite 7, 1111 Cloquet Avenue,
Cloquet, MN 55720


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Upcoming Classes and Events

Green: UMN Extension events. Blue: Other woodland events.