Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council Concept Map of the BURN-UP website

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Purpose & Structure of this Website

The overall purpose of the BURN-UP website (upwoodybiomass.org) is to stimulate the development of a sustainable woody biomass industry in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (a.k.a. "the UP") by providing a central clearinghouse for information on all aspects of woody biomass production and utilization in the region.  The reasoning behind this effort is briefly outlined in the Introduction to the BURN-UP Project and further detailed in many other parts of the website.


Beyond the conventional elements of the Home Page and About Us sections, the website is structured around four main components:

  • UP Woody Biomass Exchange - An free, interactive service for buyers & sellers of woody biomass in the UP
  • Woody Biomass Users - Information about schools & other facilities using wood for fuel in the UP
  • Woody Biomass Harvests - Information on past, present, and future woody biomass harvests in the UP as well as guidelines for maintaining the sustainability of woody biomass harvesting in the UP
  • Information Sets - A searchable collection of information on many aspects of woody biomass production & utilization, categorized into four main topics and 13 subtopics.


There are two search tools on the site.  The first is a general search tool, which appears in the gray bar near the top of every page.  This tool searches all the pages on the site. The second search tool is on the Information Search page in the About Us section.  It searches only the Information Items - these items appear on the Home Page when they are new and are permanently listed in the Information Sets section of the website.


This page last updated on 3/25/2008.
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