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 and cooperation.

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
Forestry Assistance
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 bmauricette@otsegocountymi.gov.
Helpful Links
- MACD Forestry Webpage
- MDNR Forestry Webpage
- American Tree Farm System
- Michigan Forestry Association
- Michigan Trees
- Michigan Society of American Foresters
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- NRCS Cost Share Programs
- Web Soil Survey
Copyright 2012
Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-4021 / posburn@otsegocountymi.gov / Facebook
The FAP forester help landowners with issues such as:

-Tree Planting
-Forest Management & Referrals
-Harvesting
-Forest Industry Referrals
-Wildlife Habitat
-Tree Farm planning & inspection
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Qualified Forest Program
-Cost Share Programs