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Your District Forester
Alpena and Montmorency Counties
Greg is an initial professional contact available to assist private forest landowners with forest planning and management. Greg can also conduct free site visits and a basic assessment of your forested property in Alpena and Montmorency Counties. He is also available to conduct forest-related presentations and workshops as well as connect landowners with forestry professionals who can assist with management plans or timber sales.
Greg has a Bachelor's of Science (Zoology) and a Master's of Science (Biology) from Northern Michigan University and a Ph.D. (Forest Science) from Michigan Technological University. Greg was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana. Over the last 20+ years, Greg has conducted forest planning, applied research, management, and inventory and monitoring on public and private lands in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Greg began working at the Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District July 2019. Contact him to schedule a visit.
To enhance the missions of the Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, our program will:
1) Listen to landowners and help them formulate their land ownership goals and objectives and make informed forest management decisions with their goals and objectives in mind.
3) Promote the Qualified Forest Program and facilitate the interaction between consulting foresters and landowners.
4) Conduct outreach with an emphasis on contemporary principles of forest ecology and management as they relate to biological diversity and ecological integrity. Forms of outreach will include public service announcements, workshops, field trips, etc.
A Forest is Much More Than Trees
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series 2015: Dr. Jerry F. Franklin
The Ecosystem Science Center of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University, the Applied Sciences Program at Seney National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS), Northern Research Station (USFS), and the Lake States Fire Science Consortium hosted Dr. Jerry Franklin, Professor of Ecosystem Analysis at the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, as part of Michigan Tech’s Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. Dr. Franklin’s visit provided an opportunity for students, faculty and local land managers to interact with a leading expert in forest ecosystem science and management. Dr. Franklin is an accomplished scientist in the field of forest ecology, and has been a driving force behind the concepts and practices of Ecological Forestry. He is an expert in the structure and function of old-growth forests and forest stand dynamics, and has worked on issues such as global change, spotted owl management in the Pacific Northwest, variable retention harvesting, and forest landscape management.