Your District Forester
Alpena and Montmorency Counties
The mission of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) is to, "Support family forest owners in realizing the economic, social, and ecological sustainability of their forests."
Greg is an initial professional contact available to assist private forest landowners with forest and non-game wildlife 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 and non-game wildlife-related presentations and workshops as well as connect landowners with other forestry professionals.
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 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 and northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Greg began working at the Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District July 2019.
To enhance the missions of the Forestry Assistance Program, the Alpena-Montmorency Conservation District, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Greg will:
1) Listen to landowners and help them formulate their land ownership goals and make informed forest management decisions with their goals 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.