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If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else

Setting clear goals and priorities can help create a game-plan for climate changeBy: Stephen Handler Changes Ahead As a forest landowner, you might be hearing more about the predictions for climate change in Wisconsin. Temperatures will likely continue to rise, especially in winter. Over the 21st century, winters will likely bring less ice cover and […]

Tips for involving the next generation in the tree farm

  (Guest Article by: Clint Bentz) The best fertilizer for the land is the footsteps of the owners. This piece of advice was given to me years ago by a 5th generation family forest landowner and I have taken it to heart. What this really means is that you can’t truly love or care for […]

Getting the most out of your forest trail

The keys to developing a trail and road network that meets your needs now and into the future. My wife’s grandfather is a retired farmer in the Tomah area with a small woodlot that he has been extracting firewood from over the past seven decades. For much of that time, he has used his trusty […]

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Learn About Your Land Classes

Thursday, August 1

Wood, Oconto, Washburn, Chippewa, and Green/Rock/Walworth Counties starting in August and running through spring 2025.More details will be added in the coming weeks.

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