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Contact information
For information on the Wisconsin Private Forestry Advisory Committee, contact:
Kristin Lambert
WI Private Forestry Advisory Committee liaison

Wisconsin Private Forestry Advisory Committee

The primary purpose of the Wisconsin Private Forestry Advisory Committee (WPFAC) is to advise the Wisconsin state forester and Department of Natural Resources on matters concerning Wisconsin's suite of private forestry programs.



Photo by Kristin Lambert, Wisconsin DNR.

Meeting date Agenda Notes
July 11, 2019 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
October 18, 2018 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
November 30, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
August 31, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
June 2, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]



Private forestry programs

The committee advises the Wisconsin state forester and DNR on the following programs.

Operating procedures

WPFAC's operating procedures [PDF] contain information regarding the official purpose and goals, membership, officer and committee descriptions and decision making process.


Name Affiliation Representing Contact Information
Jim Warren
Committee Co-Chair
Wisconsin DNR
Chief, Public & Private Forestry Section
  • State agency
  • Private Forestry Program
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
R.J. Wickham
Committee Co-Chair
Wisconsin DNR
Chief, Tax Law Section
  • State agency
  • Tax law programs
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
Nancy Bozek Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association
Executive director
  • Non-industrial private forest landowners
P.O. Box 285
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Aaron Burmeister Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
Owner, Burmeister Logging
  • Forest products industry
N6760 French Road
Seymour, WI 54165
Ann Calhoun The Nature Conservancy
Baraboo Hills Project coordinator
  • Environmental/conservation organization
124 Second St. Room 133
Baraboo, WI 53913
Earl Gustafson Wisconsin Paper Council
Vice president
  • Forest products industry
10 East Doty Street, Suite 445
Madison, WI 53703
Shawn Hagan The Forestland Group, LLC
Senior director of forest operations
  • Industrial forest landowners
200 Michigan St. Suite 722
Hancock, MI 49930
Andy Hart Natural Resources Conservation Service
State forester
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
608-662-4422 ext. 231
8030 Excelsior Drive Suite 200
Madison, WI 53717
Joe Hovel Partners in Forestry Cooperative
  • Landowner cooperative
6063 Baker Lake Road
Conover, WI 54519
Buddy Huffaker Aldo Leopold Foundation
Executive director
  • Environmental/conservation organization
608-355-0279 ext. 22
E13701 Levee Rd.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Bill Klase University of Wisconsin - Extension
Natural resources educator
  • UW-Extension
107 Sutliff Ave.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Dennis McDougall United States Forest Service
Forest Stewardship Program coordinator
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • State and private forestry
1992 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Brandon Soldner Farm Services Agency
Agricultural specialist
  • Farm Services Agency
608-662-4422 ext. 116
8030 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717-2913
Brock VanOss VanOss Forestry Services, LLC
  • Consulting foresters
695 Way Dam Rd.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Chuck Wagner Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association
Lake Michigan Area Land and Water Conservation Committee
  • Local government
E1934 Co. Rd. S
Luxemburg, WI 54217
Ex Officio Members
Ron Gropp Wisconsin DNR
Private forestry & conservation easement specialist
  • State agency
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
Kristin Lambert Wisconsin DNR
Private forestry specialist
  • State agency
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
Last revised: Tuesday September 17 2019