About PLT

Michigan PLT - Established 1979.

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. PLT is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Within the local PLT network, various agencies, associations, foundations, and citizens will be called upon to provide direct or indirect assistance with the implementation of PLT in Michigan. This assistance can include providing representation on the advisory committee, sponsoring workshops, providing background and supplementary materials (posters, brochures, etc.), and promoting the program. The primary sponsors for Michigan PLT is the Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), with the Michigan Society of American Foresters (SAF) acting as fiduciary.


A brief history of PLT. Timeline starting in 1970's leading to 2020, laid out along a tree from roots to leaves.