Public Acts 260, 261 and 262 of 2016 provide an opportunity for landowners who own CF land as of September 1, 2016, to withdraw up to 160 acres per township from the Commercial Forest program under waiver of the withdrawal penalty if the land is enrolled in the Transitional Qualified Forest (TQF) Program. Read more here: 

The Commercial Forest (CF) program provides a property tax incentive to private landowners to retain and manage forestland for long-term timber production. Landowners must be in compliance with the CF statute. CF responsibilities include:

Land owned by tribal entities that is (or would be) subject to ad valorem property tax is eligible to be listed (or remain listed).

Public Acts 260, 261 and 262 of 2016 provide an opportunity for landowners who own CF land as of September 1, 2016, to withdraw up to 160 acres per township from the Commercial Forest program under waiver of the withdrawal penalty if the land is enrolled in the Transitional Qualified Forest (TQF) Program. Read more here: 

The Commercial Forest (CF) program provides a property tax incentive to private landowners to retain and manage forestland for long-term timber production. Landowners must be in compliance with the CF statute. CF responsibilities include:

Land owned by tribal entities that is (or would be) subject to ad valorem property tax is eligible to be listed (or remain listed).

Unlike TNC's Preserves, the Reserve land is enrolled in the Commercial Forest Act, which means it is open to non-motorized public recreation, including hunting, fishing and snowshoeing. View All

The Nature Conservancy has identified the Two-Hearted River watershed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a priority landscape for conservation within the Great Lakes ecoregion due to its diverse and high quality terrestrial and aquatic systems. With the 2005 acquisition of more than 23,800 acres, now known as the Two-Hearted River Forest Reserve, the Conservancy initiated a conservation strategy that includes sustainable timber harvesting. Hopefully, lessons learned from this project will help promote this strategy throughout the northern Great Lakes Basin.

Due to decades of industrial timber harvest, most of the Two-Hearted’s upland hardwood forest lacks the structural and tree species diversity typically found in unmanaged, older forests. A mature, unmanaged hardwood forest has several different types of trees with a range of size and age, the oldest reaching well over two feet in diameter and 150 or 200 years of age. The current forest is dominated primarily by one or two tree species, nearly all of which are less than 18 inches in diameter and less than 80-90 years old. With this lack of diversity in size, age and type of trees, the forest lacks important habitat attributes to support diverse plant and animal species.


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