Natural Resources

4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education

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  • Restoring native oak trees

    MacReady Reserve is a demonstration forest that houses an educational trail system where visitors can observe ongoing research and enjoy the environment.

  • Planting Oak Trees Video

    FBIC Director Jesse Randall discusses planting oaks on a recently harvested blowdown site to promote reforestation and improve wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. proper planting techniques are shown, as is planting layout and design to maximize wildlife use.

  • Long-term Management of Hardwood trees

    Michigan State University researchers from Fred Russ Forest and the MSU forestry department is running several long-term studies to investigate silvicultural practices that result in the regeneration of the Oak species.