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Items for Sale: As a service to PIF members, contact Joe for special pricing on your needs for:  garden and tree amendments, wood finishes and preservatives, grass seed for trails, Napoleon wood stoves. Call 715-479-8528   

Forestry Consultant: Snowshoe Hare Forestry Services, LLC. Assist with: Timber sale set-up & administration, Timber appraisals, GIS mapping, Tree planting assistance, and Management plans. Curt Hare Jr. Phone: 715-891-4402. Address: 2698 Columbus Rd., Eagle River, WI 54521. Email:    PIF members receive a 10% discount.

Forester:  Bethany Lyons, J.M. Longyear, LLC., Northern Hardwoods Office, 45807 State Hwy M-26, PO Box 189, South Range, MI 49963, Office: (906) 487-6430, Cell: (906) 281-2077, Email:

Title and Broker Services: For service when buying, selling, transferring to heirs or financing your woodland contract: Roy D'Antonio, Owner-President, Associated Title & Closing Services Agency Inc. and Guardian Title Services Inc., Address: 205 Harrison St., Ironwood, Michigan 49938. Phone: 906-932-6340  Email: Also Associate Broker, Eliason Realty of the North, Land O' lakes, WI., Phone: 715-367-1718  Email:  A long time woodland owner serving you!

One Family's Forest: This educational novel follows a fictional family as it struggles to keep the family forest in the family.  The reader will gain valuable insights into forest management and discover alternative legal mechanisms to transfer land between generations. The authors receive no compensation. Send $5.00 check (free shipping) payable to Lora Hagen along with your name and address to Lora Hagen,  E1757 Moen Road, Iota, WI 54945,  (Limit five copies for $25)

From Barbells to Spruce Grouse: Joe Hovel has written a memoir, which is now available in print. This 238 page book is available with over 20 color images at

    All proceeds from this book will go toward the Headwaters Cedar Community Forest fundraising until that goal is met

Paul Hetzler books

Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, NY, ISA Certified Arborist since 1996 and a frequent contributor to PIF Newsletters, has authored a new book "Shady Characters: Plant Vampires, Caterpillar Soup, Leprechaun Trees and Other Hilarities of the Natural World (The Lexingford Series on the Natural World)". To order the book, click here.  For nature-based essays, visit where humor and science collide--amicably for the most part.

Head of the Class: Smart as a Slime Mold: Nature's Funny Bone Revealed. This collection of short, wild rides into the natural world evoke a tasty palette of emotions from wonder to horror to belly laughter while drawing on the best available science and the author's personal experiences in the wild. In the words of Bill McKibben, renowned environmental activist and author, "You will--I guarantee--learn from these essays. And I also guarantee that the learning will be a good deal of fun!." Dive in, and enjoy! To order the book, click here.

WISCONSIN'S WILD LAKES A Guide to the Last Undeveloped Natural Lakes by John Bates. Of Wisconsinís over 15,000 lakes, very few wild lakes remain. These are rare places where remarkable peace and beauty abounds, and where native wildlife flourishes. Over the last four years, John Bates has paddled or visited nearly all of these remaining wild lakes, and he describes them in detail in this comprehensive, illustrated guide. The book directs visitors to the 55 best wild lakes left in Wisconsin. Each lake has clear directions, a map, a detailed listing of its physical features, and a description of some of its ecological highlights.  To order the book, click here.  John Bates has many other books that can be ordered at

Michigan and Wisconsin Master Logger Certification Program

Certified Master Loggers live and work throughout Michigan and Wisconsin and they understand the multiple values woodlands provide. Above all, they understand that conducting forest management practices, though intimidating, can be one of the most rewarding experiences of owning forestland if it is done correctly.

If you are looking to hire a Michigan or Wisconsin Master Logger or are curious what benefits could come from hiring one, we encourage you to contact us. For more information on the programís requirements and for a full list of Master Loggers, please visit the respective program websites at: or or contact us at: or 877-284-3882.