Since the plan's initial approval in 2003, members of the Northeast Landscape Committee have identified a number of additional topic areas that needed to be addressed and incorporated in this revised iteration. In September 2014, the MFRC approved the second generation Northeast Landscape Plan.
This report offers numerous recommendations to help improve the competitiveness of Minnesota's primary forest products industry by increasing the availability of quality wood and improving the business environment in which the industry and all its affiliated constituents operate.
Minnesota's voluntary forest management guidelines are a set of best practices designed to mitigate impacts to soil and water quality, wetlands, riparian areas, wildlife habitat, historic and cultural sites, and visual quality during activities such as timber harvesting.
Appointed by the Governor of Minnesota and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, MFRC members represent the a wide range of forest resource interests from public and private backgrounds. Council Members
The Minnesota Forest Resources Council utilizes a committee structure to focus on specific program areas and inform the full council. Four core committees are tasked with matters involving information management, the landscape program, the site-level program, and personnel and finance, along with two additional committees focused on research and regional landscapes. Committees and Members
Nearly 40% of Minnesota's forestland is under private landownership and a majority of private forestland is non-industrial. If you are looking for information about, or assistance with, forest management on your land, there are many resources available. We hope the following resources may be helpful. Landowner Resources
Citizens, landowners, and forest managers can register concerns and communicate their observations about questionable forest management practices causing threats to water quality and soils.Submit Your Concern