Forestry Policies (Michigan)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Michigan


Applies to States or Provinces Michigan
Name Forestry Policies (Michigan)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505---,00.html


Last Review 2014-06-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-06-20
Information Source DNRE programs and incentives: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_34240---,00.html State Assessment: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/Strategic_457570_7.pdf


Summary

Michigan's 19 million acres of forests are managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Forestry and Water Division. The Department issued its Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy document in 2010: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/Strategic_457570_7.pdf

The document mentions several issues with regard to better utilization of forest woody biomass resources, and the DNR has in the past submitted request for grant proposal to address issues identified in the Assessment and Strategy document: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/3000NASPFSingleRFP110110_339415_7.pdf

The DNRE issued sustainable harvesting guidelines for the state in 2010, highlighting the state's historical use of woody biomass and recommending harvesting guidelines to maintain and promote sustainable forests: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/WGBH_321271_7.pdf

Michigan State in 2011 produced the Michigan Biomass Inventory tool, under grant funding from the Michigan Biomass Energy Program: http://mibiomass.rsgis.msu.edu/Default.aspx

The Michigan Technological University has released the "Michigan Forest Biomass Information System", a web-interface tool for evaluating inventories of forest biomass resources throughout the state: http://fbis.mtu.edu/index.html

The Michigan Biomass Energy Program issues grants for biomass energy development in the state, currently under the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program: http://www.nextenergy.org/michigan-renewable-energy-demonstration-program-round-2-biomass/


Policy Contact

Department Department of Natural Resources
Division Forest Management Division
Address P.O. Box 30452
Place Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48909-7952


Email DNR-Forestry@michigan.gov


















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