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Clare Conservation District Has New Forester


Hi, my name is Cole Michaud, and I am the new district forester for the Clare and Gladwin Conservation districts.  I grew up in the Upper Peninsula and have loved the outdoors ever since I was a little kid. When I graduated high school, I did not have any idea what I wanted to do moving forward, but luckily found forestry while I was in college at Michigan Tech University and knew right away that’s what I wanted to do.

While at Michigan Tech, I got involved with the forestry club, doing firewood sales, Christmas tree sales, fundraisers, and even timber sports events! I have worked as a field forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and as a private consulting forester, and I am eager and willing to help you answer any questions you have.

I am new to the area, so I am still getting used to things down here, but I am excited to see what Clare and Gladwin counties have to offer! I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends doing pretty much anything that has to do with being outdoors. I have plenty of forestry knowledge to share, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Contact Cole at the Clare County Conservation District, office 989-539-6401, ext. 5043 or by email at


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