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For the 17th consecutive year, twenty-seven of Wisconsin’s County Forests have exceeded the standards for certified forests as set by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and/or Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). SFI and FSC are two of the most widely recognized forest certification systems in North America. Representatives from NSF-International Forestry Program and Scientific Certification Systems Global Services comprised the audit team conducting the evaluations of Wisconsin’s County Forests.
Adams County, located in central Wisconsin, has formally established the State’s 30th County Forest. Adams County joins with 29 other counties in the state with lands enrolled under Wisconsin’s County Forest Law (§28.10 & 28.11). Collectively, these counties manage over 2.4 million acres of forest lands, the largest public ownership in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s first county forest in Langlade County was established in 1928.
Rhinelander, WI – Rebekah Luedtke of Grand Rapids, Minnesota has been chosen to lead the Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA) as its next Executive Director. WCFA represents the forestry interests of its 29 member counties with lands enrolled under Wisconsin’s County Forest Law. Collectively these counties manage over 2.4 million acres of forest lands, the largest public ownership in Wisconsin.