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Mark Heyde
Forest certification coordinator

DNR lands certification

In January 2009, one million acres of state-owned land received recognition as being responsibly managed by both the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) [exit DNR] and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) [exit DNR], nonprofit organizations devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. That brings the number of certified state-owned lands to 1.5 million acre–a threefold increase–and adds state parks, wildlife areas and natural areas to the 10 state forests that were first endorsed in 2004.

Forest Certification Audit at Perrot State ParkTripling the scope of forest certification from state forests to all DNR-managed lands emphasizes the state’s commitment to responsible management for a host of ecosystem and economic benefits. Management of multi-use lands involves balancing the goals of conserving forestland, supporting economic activities, protecting wildlife habitat and providing recreational opportunities.

Forest certification does not imply these lands will be managed more intensively for commercial forest products. Certification requires continual improvement on property master plans, habitat for diverse wildlife, facilities management, public involvement and other work of great importance to all Wisconsin citizens. Forest certification audits help to assure focus on these important tasks.

DNR land forest certification audit reports and certificates are available below.

FSC lands logo
Wisconsin State Forest Certificate [PDF]
Certification means that the forest is managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.

SFI Logo
Wisconsin State Lands Certificate [PDF]
Wisconsin DNR is a participant in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program [exit DNR].

2009 - Current: DNR Lands Forest Certification Audit Reports

2004 - 2008: State Forest Certification Audit Reports

Original 2004 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) report

Original 2004 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) report

State forest certification documentation

Last revised: Monday December 09 2019