If you are in the fortunate position of owning forested land, we can offer you assistance in managing this precious resource to keep it healthy and productive. Our Outreach Forester is available to walk your woods with you and discuss the general health of the forest, listen to what your goals are with regard to the land, woods, and wildlife, and then provide you with both management strategies and connections to professionals that can assist you in making the dreams you have for your land a reality.

Larry Czelusta (pronounced sa-less-ta) joined the Wexford Conservation District staff in June 2016. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in forestry from Virginia Technological University and brings with him a variety of forestry experience in both the public and private sector.  Larry enjoys assisting landowners with improving the health and quality of their forests and woodlots. He is available to work with landowners in both Wexford and Missaukee Counties to assist them in actively managing their woodlands. Please contact Larry Czelusta, Outreach Forester for Missaukee and Wexford Counties, at 231.775.7681 ext.3 or to schedule a visit or ask questions.

To learn more about services provided through this grant, please explore our partner’s website,  Forestry.

The 2018 Forest Health Highlights report, released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, gives an overview of Michigan’s forests, the insects and diseases that have threatened them over the past year, and details about what is being done to improve the state’s urban and rural forests.

The report breaks down forest health threats by examining insects and diseases, forest decline and ongoing forest health research. Accompanying photos and maps illustrate the pests and show the effects they have had on Michigan’s forest system.

2020 Forestry Workshops

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