2012-11-15 / Celebrations & Milestones

Huron Conservation District hires forester

Ben Stein Ben Stein THE THUMB - The Tuscola Conservation District has hired Ben Stein as a full-time forester for the Thumb region to assist forest landowners in managing woodlots.

Stein will cover all of Tuscola, Sanilac and Huron counties to serve as an initial point of contact for private forest landowners interested in applying management and conservation practices to their property. His assistance can be provided both in-office and on-site at no cost to the landowner. Once an assessment has been performed. and management objectives identified, Stein will facilitate contact between the landowner and qualified natural resource professionals who will execute the forest management practices.

Stein, originally from the west side of the Michigan, growing up in Grand Rapids, studied forestry at Michigan State University, specializing in forest management, and graduated in 2010. While at MSU, Stein worked with professors on several projects on topics ranging from tree seedling ecology to soil carbon dynamics. From there, he continued his education at Penn State University and earned a Masters degree in forestry. His graduate work focused on changes in the composition and structure of mixed-oak stands. Furthermore, he has knowledge and experience in botany, plant ecology and invasive species management.

For details, call 989-269-9540.

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