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Forest Education
Upper Peninsula Forest Resource Specialists


The following individuals and organizations are willing to answer your forestry-related questions. Many would be willing to conduct classroom presentations or field trips with your students (distance and schedules permitting).

Forestry Education Specialists & Classroom Implementation

Dr. Mary Hindelang
Dept. of Education and School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-2460
Email: mlhindel@mtu.edu

Dave Kronk, Education Specialist
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862
Tel: (906) 387-2607
Email: david_kronk@nps.gov

Mary Markham, Science Teacher
Chassell High School
PO Box 140
Chassell, MI 49916
Email: mmarkham@ccisd.k12.mi.us

Helen Stenvig, Gr. 1-6 Science Teacher
L’Anse Middle School
201 N. Fourth St.
L’Anse, MI 49946
Email: hstenvig@laschools.k12.mi.us

Forest Ecology, Management & Planning

Bill Cook, Forester
MSU Extension U.P. Tree Improvement Center
6005J Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Tel: (906) 786-1575
Email: cookwi@pilot.msu.edu

Ralph Duffek, Director
MSU Extension Houghton-Keweenaw Counties
1500 Birch St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Tel: (906) 482-5830
Email: msuextrd@up.net

Bill Millis
Cooperative Resource Management Initiative
(serving Dickinson, Iron and Baraga Counties)
Iron Conservation District
Courthouse - Suite 15
2 South Sixth St.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Tel: (906) 875-3765
Email: bill-millis@mi.nacdnet.org

Dr. Linda Nagel
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-2812
Email: lmnagel@mtu.edu

Byron Sailor
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
427 U.S. 41 North
Baraga, MI 49908
Tel: (906) 353-6651

Email: Sailorb@state.mi.us

Jim Sweeting
Cooperative Resource Management Initiative
(serving Houghton, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties)
900 River St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Tel: (906) 884-2141
Email: jsweeting@mi.nrcs.usda.gov

Forestry & Fisheries

Bill Deephouse, retired DNR fisheries biologist
Houghton, MI 49931
Tel: (906) 482-6607
Email: riverkpr@up.net

Forest Diseases & Insects

Dr. Dana Richter
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-2149
Email: dlrichte@mtu.edu

Forest Economics

Dr. Blair Orr
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906 487-2291
Email: bdorr@mtu.edu

Ornithology & Conservation Biology

Dr. David Flaspohler
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3608
Email: djflaspo@mtu.edu

Wildlife Ecology

Dr. Mary Hindelang
Dept. of Education and School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-2460
Email: mlhindel@mtu.edu

Bill Millis
Cooperative Resource Management Initiative
(serving Dickinson, Iron and Baraga Counties)
Iron Conservation District
Courthouse - Suite 15
2 South Sixth St.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Tel: (906) 875-3765
Email: bill-millis@mi.nacdnet.org

Jim Sweeting
Cooperative Resource Management Initiative
(serving Houghton, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties)
900 River St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Tel: (906) 884-2141
Email: jsweeting@mi.nrcs.usda.gov

TEACHER TRAINING

Project Learning Tree Workshops

Joan Chadde, Education Program Coordinator
Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Email: jchadde@mtu.edu

Blair Orr, Forest Economist
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906 487-2291
Email: bdorr@mtu.edu

Byron Sailor
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
427 U.S. 41 North
Baraga, MI 49908
Tel: (906) 353-6651
Email: Sailorb@state.mi.us

Michelle Vachon
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
PO Box 30235
Lansing, MI 48909
Tel: (517) 371-1041
Email: mucc@mucc.org mvachon@mucc.org

Project WILD Workshops

Joan Chadde, Education Program Coordinator
Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Email: jchadde@mtu.edu

Trees for Tomorrow Natural Resource Education Center

Jim Halperin, Director
PO Box 609
Eagle River, WI 54521
Tel: (715) 479-6456
Email: trees@nnex.net
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