The goal of the Michigan Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to provide and
increase the active management of non-industrial private forest (NIPF) by
providing landowner outreach and technical assistance through collaboration
A survey conducted by Michigan State University of a non-industrial private
forest landowners concludes that only 20% of the 11 million acre resource is
actively managed. The Forestry Assistance Program will work with local
Conservation Districts to increase the number of landowners and acres that are
managed under a sustainable forest management plan.
The Michigan Forestry Assistance Program
Meet Our Forester!
Brittany Mauricette is the new forester for the Otsego Conservation District.
She graduated from the University of Maine in May of 2013 with a B.S. in
forestry. After completing an internship with a forest management company
in Maine, she moved here with her husband and husky to begin her work with
the Conservation District.
Brittany will be responsible for aiding and educating landowners about the
Qualified Forest Program as well as providing technical assistance in regards
to forest health issues as part of the Forest Assistance Program. Assistance will
be provided for the Ostego, Crawford, and Roscommon counties.
Brittany can be contacted by calling (989) 732-4021 or emailing
The FAP forester help landowners with issues such as:
-Forest Management & Referrals
-Forest Industry Referrals
-Tree Farm planning & inspection
-Qualified Forest Program
-Cost Share Programs