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Current Topics

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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Current Events

Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Regional Conference

Saturday, March 9

Saturday, March 9, 2024 8AM-1:30PM Registration Form Here! Anyone is invited who has an interest in woodland management. Attendees will hear from a variety of woodland professionals and experts! Come and connect with other woodland owners and enthusiasts. See PDF below for link to final agenda! Space is limited; registration with payment are accepted by […]

Your Land, Your Legacy






online family succession classes Many family forest owners envision their land remaining in the family for generations. But does your family share your dreams for the future ofyour land? Do you have a plan in place to keep the land intact? Passing property from one generation to the next is legally and emotionally challenging. This […]

Getting Started with Stewardship Webinars

Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, April 23

Tuesday, April 30

REGISTER HERE This series of webinars invites new and prospective landowners in Wisconsin to connect with their de facto conservation team, and discuss ways to achieve their property goals. Each webinar features a different lineup of guest speakers from organizations assisting landowners across Wisconsin. We encourage you to attend all three. Wildlife and Wildlands (7-8PM, […]

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