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Forestry Extension: Landowner Assistance

Landowner Assistance

Missouri Consulting Foresters Association MCFA is an organization of professionally trained foresters that provide competent forest management advice or assistance to landowners. Each member is self-employed and offers services on a fee or contract basis.


Forestry Division of the Missouri Department of Conservation. Responsible for managing state forestlands as well as providing assistance to private landowners. Who’s My Local Forester will help you find your nearest Resource Forester.


USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. NRCS serves all of Missouri's 114 counties by providing soil survey information, supporting watershed projects and enhancing natural resource conservation.


Missouri Tree Farm Program. Part of the national American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) that promotes sustainable management of forests through education and outreach to private forest landowners. Founded in 1941, ATFS is the oldest and largest forest certification, conservation, and advocacy program in the United States.


Missouri Forestkeepers Network. Its mission is to develop a network of informed citizens working to conserve, sustain and enhance Missouri's urban and rural forest resources through volunteerism, advocacy and management. This organization is especially suited for landowners who own fewer than 10 acres or just want to know more about Missouri's forests.


MU Center for Agroforestry Assists farm and forest landowners alike by providing useful information for creating new income opportunities and markets, protecting the environment by reducing non-point source pollution, creating and improving natural habitats for wildlife, and mitigating the adverse effects of periodic flooding in rural and urban areas.


Missouri Forest Products Association Missouri Forest Products Association brings together timberland owners, forest products companies, state agencies, and professional foresters to promote good forest stewardship throughout the state.