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BURN-UP Biomass Harvesting Workshops

DATE(S): September 15 and 16, 2009
LOCATION: Seney (9/15/09) and Alberta (9/16/09)
TOPIC(S): woody biomass harvest, harvest equipment

Two woody biomass demonstration harvest workshops will be conducted in September in the Western and Eastern Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these workshops is to inform loggers, foresters, and landowners about the operational aspects of harvesting woody biomass and the ecological constraints that should be applied.


Forest-based Bioenergy for Michigan's Upper Peninsula

TOPIC(S): Woody Biomass Utilization, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Interest in wood-based bioenergy is greatly increasing as people look for renewable and alternative forms of energy.  This is especially true in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where nearly 80% of land is in forest. This workshop, held on 10 March 2009, brought together foresters, natural resource professionals, loggers, forest industry members, conservation districts, government organizations, and others to explore the future of woody biomass utilization in the region and what that might mean for local forests, economies, and communities.

Funding for this project was provided by the National Association of Conservation Districts


The workshop agenda and copies of all presentations are available at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/niacs/tools/bioenergyworkshop/


Wood Biomass/Timber Harvesting and Processing Exposition

Friday, July 24, 2009
TOPIC(S): biomass harvesting, processing
This expo will involve live cutting demonstrations of timber and woody biomass harvesting/processing equipment from various manufacturers on designated 5-acre sites, with designated viewing areas to ensure safety.

Harnessing the Power of Local Wood Energy

Thursday, November 06, 2008
TOPIC(S): Local biomass utilization; Sustainable energy production

Harnessing the Power of Local Wood Energy is a community resource guide, written by Caitlin Cusack, that weaves technical information with the personal stories of community members who want to heat their local school with sustainably produced woodchips. It details how a rural community can take advantage of the cost savings of wood energy while assuring the wood is sourced and utilized in a "Sustainable, Efficient, Local, and Fair (SELF)" manner.


Michigan Association of Timbermen

Monday, March 24, 2008
The Michigan Association of Timbermen is a non-profit trade association, representing the forest products industry of Michigan. Founded in 1972, MAT has provided effective representation of Michigan's forestry community, including those who grow, harvest and process forest products. We are committed to the practice of sustainable forestry to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is our mission to operate programs that reduce operating costs therefore improving profitability of our member firms. We work to acquire greater exposure and understanding of the issues and yet untapped economic potential of Michigan's Forest Industry. We also provide effective representation for Michigan's forest industry with legislators and government officials to favorably influence public policy and legislation.
This page last updated on 3/25/2008.
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