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.

Consultants 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: 54-17-03
  • Date Sent: 5-30-17
  • Location: T14N-R9W; Section 25; Mecosta County
  • Acres: 82
  • Forest Type: Aspen/hardwoods/conifers
  • Project Type: Forest Management Plan
  • Respond By: 6-14-17 2:00 EST
  • Contact: Rick Lucas at rick.lucas@mi.nacdnet.net

Landowner has been approved by NRCS for cost-share assistance for the development of a forest management plan. The project will require plan writers to be TSP certified. The property owner would like to enroll his property in the Qualified Forest Program. Approximately 55% of the 82 acres is found in productive forestland.

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Service Request

  • Referral Number: 54-17-02
  • Date Sent: 5-30-17
  • Location: T15-R10W; Section 26; Mecosta County
  • Acres: 36
  • Forest Type: Mixed hardwoods
  • Project Type: Forest Management Plan
  • Respond By: 6-14-17 2:00 EST
  • Contact: Rick Lucas at rick.lucas@mi.nacdnet.net

Landowner has been approved by NRCS for cost-share assistance for the development of a forest management plan. The project will require plan writers to be TSP certified.

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Service Request

  • Referral Number: 54-17-01
  • Date Sent: 5-30-17
  • Location: T14N-R10W; Section 27; Mecosta County
  • Acres: 95 total
  • Forest Type: Mixed hardwoods/conifers/aspen
  • Project Type: Forest Management Plan
  • Respond By: 6-14-17 2:00 EST
  • Contact: Rick Lucas at rick.lucas@mi.nacdnet.net

Landowner has been approved by NRCS for cost-share assistance for the development of a forest management plan. The project will require plan writers to be TSP certified. The property consists of 95 acres total and contains 2 parcels (79 acres and 16 acres with corners touching). Owner would like to enroll the 79 acre parcel in the Qualified Forest Program. He has a strong desire to manage his property to enhance for quality deer habitat. Interested plan writers should take note of this.

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