Providing leadership to the county forest program ensuring long-term forest health and sustainability
WCFA Summer Tour Information
REGISTRATION DUE BY THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2023 Join the Wisconsin County Forests Association this June as we tour beautiful Juneau and Vernon Counties! Learn about county forest and recreation management, what issues are important to Juneau and Vernon and more on sustainable forestry in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin County Forest Program Exceeds Certification Standards
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 Establishes Wisconsin’s 30th County Forest
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.
WCFA REACTS TO VERSO MILLS SHUTDOWN
The Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA), collectively with other forest industry partners in the State, voice immense disappointment over the recent news of the Verso paper mill shutdowns in Wisconsin Rapids and Duluth. Beyond the direct impacts this will sadly have on over 1,000 mill workers, the economic and environmental ripple effects from permanent mill shutdowns will be substantial for the majority of Wisconsin counties with forested lands.
Rebekah Luedtke Selected as Executive Director of Wisconsin
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.