in Forestry Landowner Cooperative
Conover, WI 54519
715 - 479 - 8528
"For global good, use local wood"
Congratulations on the
River Legacy Forest. We were happy to have been chosen for the
title and closing service for this great conservation
achievement in Vilas County.
and Closing Service,
If you like the
progress Partners in Forestry is making on important northwoods
issues, such as the new Legacy Forest near Land O' Lakes,
consider being a part of our important work by becoming a member.
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Partners in Forestry
Landowners Coop (PIF), serving north central Wisconsin and
western U.P., is dedicated to providing information, educational
opportunities, and sustainable forest management for its members. (Our
Mission and Goals)
News from PIF:
in Forestry (PIF) is grateful to be recognized by our peers
and colleagues for our conservation efforts in the
Northwoods of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. This
leadership award, from
Gathering Waters: Wisconsinís Alliance for Land Trusts,
is named after the late (former) DATCP Secretary Rod
Nilsestuen, and is greatly appreciated and fitting as we
benefitted from an ongoing working relationship with the
Secretary that included a working lands meeting with him in
Vilas County in 2008. Read more about
PIF conservation efforts in land
preservation and the
Gathering Waters working land
Wisconsinís Forest Legacy Program
identifies and protects, through the use of conservation
easements, environmentally important private forestlands
threatened with conversion. Properties in the program stay
under private ownership and management. Wisconsin's aim is
to protect large blocks of forestland that are managed for
the sustainable use of forest resources and that offer
public recreation opportunities in order to preserve the
integrity of the stateís forests.
here for a summary of the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy
Forest Legacy program. Any questions on this project can be
directed to Joe Hovel at email@example.com.
Newsletter August 2016
Gathering Waters Conservancy Rod Nilsestuen Award;
Save the Date - PIF 2016 Annual Meeting and Program;
and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Family Forest Owners
Rule! Survey highlights the challenges they face; Basswood
Best for Wooden Bass; More on Basswood, Linden, Tilia;
Partners in Forestry Peer Program; Deer Density;
Emerald Ash Borer; Suddenly is Relative
Partners in Forestry was asked to present a program titled
ĎDEFORESTATION, proper and improper forest management and
conversion of forest landsí to the Sayner-St. Germain Fish
and Wildlife Club on Thursday, June 23rd.
This is the presentation made by Joe
Impacts of deer on northeastern forests and strategies for
control. Deer have been shown to cause significant negative
impacts to forest regeneration in northeastern forests.
Chronic over-browsing reduces both plant and animal
abundance, and these legacy effects can last long after deer
numbers are reduced. Landowners should manage deer numbers
on their property at levels the forest can sustain.
Aggressive hunting programs, or in some cases deer damage
permits, may be needed to lower deer numbers and impacts to
acceptable levels. There is no quick and easy solution
unless deer can be fenced out of regeneration areas, and
this usually is not economically feasible. In many parts of NYS, if landowners do not manage deer, then successful
forest regeneration of diverse hardwood trees is unlikely.
Presented by Dr. Paul Curtis, Cornell University Department
of Natural Resources.
This is the presentation by Dr.
The state is going
backwards for the timber industry and sportsman.
The timber products industry and sportsmen
should be extremely concerned with DNR land sales as
directed by law under this political climate. Both have high
interest in preventing parcelization. For example, the new
owner of a recent DNR land sale near Boulder Junction
(outside NHAL boundary) plans the following: clearcut mature
pines, put up a storage unit facility, and sell one-acre
lots. This is the final timber harvest on these 40 acres.
Likewise the scattered 40s and 80s in St.
Germain that are up for sale will, in a few years, be
subdivided into small parcels for sale as home sites and the
timber will never again be managed and sportsmen will never
again have access. It really is sad.
Partners in Forestry participated in the
'Wild Life and Reconciliation Conference' at the Ho Chunk
conference center in Baraboo, Wis. on July 16.
presentation on Forest Legacy and it's value to Wis.
wildlife was written by Joe Hovel, with editing and slides
prepared by Rachel Hovel Phd., with presentation by Dick
Click here for the presentation
PIF Annual Meeting:
Forestry Conference Discussion of Conservation Economics
Discussion covered the economic return of forest land
ownership, the financial compensation of growing trees as an
investment, long term conservation planning, the Land and
Water Conservation Fund and Stewardship Fund necessary to
mitigate forest land parcelization, tools for long term
planning, tax considerations for protection and transfer of
land and much more.
Listen to the various subjects discussed at the annual
Local radio station WXPR interview of
Joe Hovel and meeting discussion of the economic return of
growing trees (John Schwarzmann). Listen
Importance of the Land and Conservation Fund and Stewardship
Fund (Richard Steffes and Matt Dallman).
Code Issues (Geary Searfoss).
Protecting your wooded land for the future is essential to
clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, sustainable wood
supply...all things that are necessary to society and health,
and that are gone forever if the land is developed.