Minnesota's family forests are a resource of enormous economic and ecological value. They make up about 32 percent, or 5.3 million acres of the state’s forestland, and accounting for about 35 percent of the wood harvested and marketed.
Informed by a 2003 "Call to Action" Conference, refined through research, and shaped by the VFVC Advisory Board, our family forest stewardship convenings, projects, and grants deliver on the Initiative's strategies to:
Accomplishments to date are many. We invite you to reed the February 2009 report, Family Forest Stewardship in Minnesota: Delivering on the Next Million Acres for a complete listing.