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The Minnesota Logger Education Program announced a new online mapping training this month. The new training is based on the Minnesota DNR’s Landview application. A basic version of Landview is already online, but this training introduces a newer, far more powerful version that can be downloaded to any PC running Windows.
The training has two components: Introduction and Advanced. The training is best suited to those comfortable with computing and working through a relatively high-speed internet connection. It may be of greatest interest to loggers, natural resource professionals, and advanced woodland owners. Beginners may be more comfortable with the more basic mapping options, as well as links and tutorials, on our Maps & Airphotos page.
Why is MLEP’s new training worth the time? The version of Landview covered in the training offers excellent quality airphoto imagery as well as numerous data layers not available through other sources. It also has other important features, notably the ability to transfer GPS data to or from your GPS receiver. This version is far more powerful than most online mapping applications.
Best of all, there’s no charge and the presentation is excellent. Check out MLEP’s new Landview training now.
A variety of cost-share programs are available from year to year for woodland owners. These programs can help defray the costs of wildlife habitat improvement, soil erosion mitigation, tree planting, and many other woodland activities.
Both the amount of funding available and the specific activities for which funding is available vary from year to year. Most of these funds are passed through from the Federal or State governments, so appropriations depend on the legislative process.
There are a variety of different kinds of classes available to woodland owners. These classes cover topics from forest ecology to general forest stewardship planning to the nuts and bolts of timber sales, and everything in between. To find out about upcoming classes, check out Woodland Advisor, Tree Care Advisor, Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the Woodland School.
Information about organizations serving Minnesota woodland owners: Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry, Minnesota Forestry Association, Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters, Minnesota Logger Education Program, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Minnesota Forest Industries.
About the many different kinds of Minnesota forestry and natural resource professionals, including public and private sector foresters and loggers. This page will help you choose the right source of professional assistance for your woodland project.
About Woodland Stewardship Plans in Minnesota. Many cost-share programs require written forest management plans, and woodland stewardship plans are one very common option.
An overview of harvesting and selling timber in Minnesota, with links to content on timber harvest contracts, visual impacts, selling timber, the future of your woodlands after harvest, and natural and artificial regeneration.