Forestry Assistance Referrals

The Forestry Assistance Program works to provide an initial professional contact with landowners who are interested in forest management on their property. Our role is to provide general guidance and information and facilitate referrals to other public and private resource professionals.

Qualified foresters interested in pursuing the project(s) described below should respond to the Osceola-Lake Conservation District by email within two weeks of the posting. You may include additional relevant information in your responses pertaining to the project. Forester Rick Lucas will then forward all emails received to the landowner. Landowners are encouraged to contact all of the consultants who reply in a timely fashion, but the choice remains with the individual landowner. Our office will follow up with landowners to ensure they get the assistance they need.

Please contact us if you would like more information on any project. We may have other information such as notes, maps, or digital photographs.

See our Qualified Forester List to view foresters available for assistance.


Service Request

  • Referral Number: 43-16-01
  • Date Sent: 9-26-16
  • Location: Lake County; T19N-R11W; Section 31
  • Acres: 40
  • Forest Type: Mixed oak/aspen
  • Project Type: Forest Management Plan
  • Respond By: 10-11-16 2:00 EST
  • Contact: Rick Lucas at rick.lucas@mi.nacdnet.net

Property owner has been approved by USDA NRCS for cost-share funding for the development of a forest management plan. Interested service providers will need to be TSP certified. Once the property owner has a certified plan, they would like to enroll the property into the QFP. It is a high priority with the owner to have their forest management plan done prior to September 1st, 2017.

Posted on September 26th, 2016 By