Starker Forests is a fifth-generation, family-owned business that began in 1936, when T.J. Starker purchased cut-over forestlands. Today, Starker Forests actively manages more than 90,000 acres of forestland for timber production. The company encourages forestry education and offers classroom curricula. The Starker Forestry Trail is available for half-day and all-day field trips; a forester leads school groups on these trail tours. Starker Forests encourages recreational use of their lands with a free permit, and offers custom tours by appointment. The interpretive trail near Blodgett is open all year for self-guided tours. A brochure with directions to the trail is available at the Starker Forests office and describes stops along the trail.