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Board of Directors

Chair: Dennis Thompson
Vice Chair: Richard Moore
Treasurer: Greg Bernu
Executive Director: Kathleen Preece

Who We Are

Aitkin County Land Dept.
Becker Co. Natural Res. Management Dept.
Beltrami Co. Natural Res. Management Dept.
Boise Paper
Carlton Co. Land Dept.
Cass Co. Land Dept.
Chippewa National Forest
Clearwater Co. Land & Forestry Dept.
Cook Co. Land Dept
Crow Wing Co. Land Dept.
Forest Capital Partners
Koochiching Co. Lands & Forestry
Lake Co. Forestry Dept.
MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Minnesota Forestry Association
Minnesota Power
Minnesota Timber Producers Association
Pine Co. Land Dept.
Potlatch Corporation
St. Louis Co. Land Dept.
Superior National Forest
UPM Blandin Paper Company

Guiding Principles

  • Forest management is part of the solution to improving the health and productivity of forests, while creating value for maintenance of intact forested ecosystems.

  • Forest management should be viewed as long-term investments to enhance many forest values and improve forest health and productivity.

  • Realizing the productive potential of Minnesota’s forests will require additional investments in tree plating, seeding, and thinning. These investments will return large dividends for Minnesota’s environment, habitats, and forest enterprises over time.

  • Active forest management contributes to community vitality.

  • Minnesota’s forest products industries face a changing competitive environment. The Partnership supports these industries by producing better quality fiber, healthier trees, increased yields, and investments in forest management practices.

  • Landscapes should be viewed as a combination of social, economic, and natural resource elements – none of which are mutually exclusive. Landscape-level goals should be voluntary, broad-based, and balance objectives for social, economic, and natural resource elements within the landscape.

  • Flexibility in the application of site-level harvesting guidelines will provide for the exercise of professional site-specific judgments in the field.

Partnership News & Programs
Around the Woods

Overstory treatment and planting season affect survival of replacement tree species in emerald ash borer threatened Fraxinus nigra forests in Minnesota, USA

MN Deer Management Plan

Update on Northern Long-eared Bat in Minnesota

System Planning Report and Recommendations

Forest Industry Competitiveness Report

Bioeconomy Action Plan

Cost of Energy Action Plan

Environmental Review Action Plan

Wood Fiber Action Plan

SIFA Action Plan

Taxation Action Plan

Transportation Action Plan

Presentation Powerpoints Available for Download

MFRP Guidance for Black Ash

MFRP White Paper on Productivity

MFRP to Participate in tour of Scandinavian Forests

Challenges to Increased Productivity: Survey results

Strategies to Achieving Increased Timber Productivity / Availability, from March Working Meeting

October Productivity Conference Action Team Summaries and Background Documents:

Silviculture Action Team
Silviculture AT Background
Silviculture Action Team Progress Report

Family Forest Action Team
Family Forest AT Background
Family Forest Action Team Progress Report

Information Management Action Team
Information Management AT Background
Information Management AT Progress Report

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