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Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative

 

6063 Baker Lake Road
Conover, WI 54519
 
715 - 479 - 8528
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"For global good, use local wood"

 


 

Congratulations on the

 Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest. We were happy to have been chosen for the title and closing service for this great conservation achievement in Vilas County.

Associated Title

and Closing Service, Ironwood, Michigan

 


 

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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: 

Congratulations  Partners 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 preservation award.

NEW 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.  Click 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 partnersinforestry@gmail.com. 

NEW 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 Hovel.

NEW 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. Curtis.

NEW Newsletter June 2016 Topics: Introduction to High Grading Articles; High Value Forestry; Golden Goose Forestry; Are you concerned about Monarch Butterflies? I want to help; Thinking like an investor: why diverse forests are a good bet for an uncertain future; Tsuga Canadensis: Hemlock; Hemlock Wooly Adelgid; Deer Grandma and Grandpa; The Book Corner; Call the Dogs off the Lions

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.

The following 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 Steffes. 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 meeting

 

Introduction:  Local radio station WXPR interview of Joe Hovel and meeting discussion of the economic return of growing trees (John Schwarzmann).   Listen Here

Part two: Importance of the Land and Conservation Fund and Stewardship Fund (Richard Steffes and Matt Dallman).   Listen Here

Part Three: Tax Code Issues (Geary Searfoss).   Listen Here

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.