Lake States forest regulations

As part of the SNA Lake States Forestry Program, you can be sure that any forest management conducted on your property will comply with all town, county, state and federal regulations. Most laws and regulations that apply to forestry in the Lake States relate to forest practices, natural resource protection, and environmental protection.

Endangered Species Acts

The US Endangered Species Act (ESA), and those of the States of Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, are designed to protect fish and wildlife species that are in danger of becoming extinct. Species listed have many values (educational, historical, recreational, etc) and are conserved and protected as necessary to maintain and enhance their populations. It is important to be aware that not all species protected on the State lists are protected by the federal list.


Minnesota Forest Management Guideline’s

Michigan Best Management Practices

Wisconsin Best Management Practices

Wisconsin DNR Emerald Ash Borer Info Source

Minnesota Forest Industries

Timber Producers Association of MI & WI

Wisconsin Paper Council

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5