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10 Ways to Protect Your Woodland Property

Ten Ways include: protecting fire risk, trespass and liability, your health in the woods, wildlife damage, destructive cutting practices, invasive pests, water quality, soil resources, woodland health, and scenic beauty.

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A Field Guide to Terrestrial Invasive Plants in Wisconsin

A photographic field guide providing basic information on the major terrestrial invasive plants in Wisconsin

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A Healthy Forest is a Happy Forest

The three things any landowner can do to have a healthy forest are to monitor for problems, diversify the kinds of trees growing, and promote vigorous growth.

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A Helping Hand

Owning woods is no different than owning a car and having to take it to a mechanic for help; there can be a steep learning curve and some things you never want to have to do yourself. Luckily, there are some ready-made people resources out there who have knowledge and experience they are willing to […]

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A Landowner’s Guide to Woodland Wildlife Management

This publication is designed to help the private woodland owner manage their property for enjoyment and profit, for the betterment of wildlife habitat and populations, and for the overall sound stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources.

Maple Stand

A stand apart

Forests are broken up into stands of similar trees for decision making purposes

A woodland owner’s journey through the bureaucracy

Whether help is answering a question about a tree, putting together a Forest Management Plan, or executing that plan, there are many different people, programs, and sources of information to consider.  

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Achieving sweet success with your maples

Learn how to manage your forest to maximize maple sap production by creating healthy and vigorously growing trees.

Adapting to Changes in Your Sugarbush

Maple syrup producers across the Midwest have noticed changes in their sugarbushes in recent years, such as earlier tapping seasons and the arrival of new invasive and competing plant species and forest pests. We expect these and other changes to continue in the coming decades. By being flexible and adaptable, you can be a good […]

An action plan

Schedule work towards your goals for your woodland over the next several years or decades