Managing a woodlot means looking back and moving forward. “Forest regeneration is messy,” says Brad Hutnik, Wisconsin DNR Silviculturist/Forest Ecologist. “It involves harvesting, and it may require prescribed burning. Foresters work with the stand they have right now, but they are really interested in the stand that they will be passing on to future generations.”
As winter begins to give way to the first hints of spring, there is still time to settle down with a good book that could inspire some upcoming 2023 property management projects. Here are a few reading suggestions from some experienced Wisconsin conservationists that you might find inspirational. You might even decide to tuck one of these titles into a pocket as you head outdoors.
“The history of Wisconsin’s forests includes what happened yesterday and 10,000 years ago. It’s all part of a continuum — both the natural and human aspects of our forests. They can’t be separated,” says Ed Forrester, president of the Forest History Association of Wisconsin (FHAW). FHAW is dedicated to the discovery, interpretation, and preservation of Wisconsin’s forest history.
This is part of a series on Wisconsin’s very impressive Forest Health Team. It first appeared in My Wisconsin Woods, the online newsletter of The Aldo Leopold Foundation. photos courtesy […]
A conservation easement can give peace of mind to know conservation efforts on your property are protected when you are no longer there.
In 2017 the state of Wisconsin paid a record $99,400 to hunters whose dogs were killed by wolves. Senator Risser says there are better ways to use the state’s resources.”
Can wolves’ adaptability and savvy save them from legislation now on the docket in Washington.
Health is the capacity of the land for self renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and serve this capacity.
There’s not a lot to like about the stout, spiked branches of the aggressively invasive buckthorn tree, and now there is a new way to remove it.
Destructive Jumping worms are being spotted around the Madison area. They are easy to spread because they winter in the ground as tiny, round brown or black cocoons about the size of the head of a pin.