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,
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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:
Partners in Forestry was asked to present a program titled
‘DEFORESTATION, proper and improper forest management and
conversion of forest lands’ 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.
Newsletter June 2016
Introduction to High
High Value Forestry;
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
Pilgrim River Forest Legacy project achieves funding.
As one of the driving forces behind the Pilgrim River Forest
Legacy application, Partners in Forestry is very happy to
share the following announcement. A huge win for sustainable
forestry, wildlife and public recreation, we are very
grateful to the Forest Legacy Program and the Land and Water
Conservation Fund. The Pilgrim River is a prized Trout
fishing jewel, within short proximity to Houghton Michigan
and Michigan Tech University. Click here to view information
pilgrim river watershed project.
Along with the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest success
at the end of 2015, recent PIF conservation actions will
have protected over 2500 acres of critical forest in two
very different habitats, less than 90 miles apart in two
adjoining states, with two vastly different but equally
important watersheds being the focus of the conservation
actions. Click here for the
DNR announcement of $550,000 Forest
Legacy Program grant for Houghton County project.
Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest
Project completed in Vilas County
of Wisconsin’s most recent Forest Legacy project was
recently completed in the headwaters of the Wisconsin River
near Land O’ Lakes. This partnership between two private
landowners and the State of Wisconsin's
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund
protects 1,042 acres of wooded forestland and 2 miles of
Wisconsin River riparian habitat, and contributes to
existing public lands.
Forestry Coop is proud to have been a driving force behind
this very beneficial project.
View announcement of Upper Wisconsin River Legacy
View Map of Upper Wisconsuin River Legacy Forest
View photos and text of a four page document previously used
for advancing this project
Listen to Joe Hovel discuss the Upper Wisconsin River Legacy
Forest Project on WXPR public radio
Pictures from new legacy forest:
WI River Protected by Forest Legacy,
Joe Hovel and Gary Goska by WI River
Gary Goska and Joe Hovel on Forest
Spruce Grouse Chick,
Year Old Cedar in River Wetlands,
A Group Attending a Partners in
Forestry and UW Center for Cooperatives Workshop View
the Thinned Stand,
Entrance on County Road E
Good News from our
LWCF liason (December 16, 2015).
far short of our ultimate goal, restoring LWCF’s
authorization for an additional three years with no changes
to the program is a huge accomplishment given all that we
were up against.
Read PIF Letter to Representative
the News from our LWCF Laison
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).
Partners in Forestry Cooperative
endorses the Pilgrim River Forest application under the
Forest Legacy Program.
PIF takes position on the budget proposal concerning the
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. Read More.
Read the entire documented background on the Wildcat Falls Land
Exchange. PIF has taken a very
strong position in opposition to the land exchange for a number of
reasons. Read all the documents to get a better perspective on the
PIF supports the U.S. Forest Service
"Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest" Project funding.
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.