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Use the Forestry Assistance Locator to find cooperating foresters, DNR service foresters or tax law forestry specialists for your county.
View the current Directory of Foresters [PDF].

DNR service foresters

DNR foresters are employed by the state and are stationed throughout Wisconsin to get you started with forest management. Statutory priorities, workload and annual work plans may limit the time available or make some of the listed services unavailable. If significant delays are anticipated, the DNR forester may encourage you to contact a cooperating forester.

Landowner services offered by DNR foresters include:

  • Initial forest management guidance (woodland walk-throughs, clarification of objectives, office visits, publications)
  • Brief to detailed written forestry plans that address sustainable forestry goals including timber, grasslands, wetlands, wildlife, endangered resources, recreation, soil erosion and other concerns
  • Timber harvest advice
  • General forest tax law information (MFL, FCL)
  • Technical and administrative assistance for cost sharing programs
  • Forest protection measures (fire, insects and disease)
  • Tree and shrub planting plans and sources of materials
  • Tree and shrub shipments from the state nursery and facilitation of county tree planting machine use
  • Demonstrations to improve growth and value of immature forests
  • Forestry education through conferences, school programs, public speaking and news releases
  • As time permits, timber sale marking (Limitations: DNR foresters must first refer all requests for timber sale marking to the cooperating foresters [PDF]. If the private foresters decline to provide the service then the DNR forester may provide assistance.)
  • As workload permits, up to 24 hours (three working days) of service to a landowner per year
  • Referrals to a private cooperating forester for more detailed services
Last revised: Monday, July 30, 2018