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Meet the District Forester

Nick Ryan joined the Conservation District in July 2017. A graduate of Michigan State University, Nick holds a B.S. in Forestry, and has experience in procurement forestry, outreach forestry, and worked in a hardwood sawmill. 

If you have any questions about forest management, wildlife habitat improvement, or how to potentially lower your property taxes, please contact Nick at 906-632-9611 x109 or nick.ryan@macd.org


What is involved in an "assessment?"  When you contact the District Forester, he will ask you some questions about where the land is and how it is listed in the plat book, so he can prepare aerial imagery and soil data maps for you. He will set a date to meet on your land, or you may tell him to go on his own, if you prefer. The District Forester will ask how you use your land and what your goals are for it, as that has a bearing in how it might be managed. He will look at the general health, age, and density of the trees. He will answer questions about state and federal Forestry Assistance Programs, and provide you with a folder of useful literature and resources. If you decide you'd like to take some further steps, he can help you find qualified natural resource professionals through our referral system.

This page last updated on 11/13/2017.

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