WBCI Seeks Designs for New Logo

The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative is a voluntary partnership of 175+ state, federal, and non-government organizations that aims to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation from outreach and education to research and monitoring. Dating back to 2002, WBCI has a long list of accomplishments including among others the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, Important Bird Areas, and Bird City Wisconsin. In 2018, the partnership completed a five-year strategic plan and now seeks a new logo to brand its work to conserve birds into the future.

Submission guidelines are as a PDF here. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2019. The winning design will be awarded a $500 cash prize. 

Ash Log Harvesting

USDA Biological Control Facility Seeks Ash Trees for Parasitoid Production. Landowners Support Program to Combat the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Countless landowners have donated their ash trees to support the parasitoid production facility in Brighton Michigan, what about you? (Ash log harvesting document.)

Timber Theft Alert

The WI DNR has contacted WWOA to alert us of timber thefts of young aspen and paper birch in the following areas:

Southern Oneida Co.

Northeastern Lincoln Co.

Northern Langlade Co.

Forest Co.

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Tree seedlings have a good reason to shirk their parents

In the study of forests, a central mystery has long stood unsolved: The seed that falls far from the tree does a whole lot better in life than the seed that stays close. Though scientists have never fully understood the reasons behind this pattern, they believe that something about the soil of an adult tree makes it unfriendly to seeds of the same species. (read more...)

WWOA & AmazonSmile

WWOA is discontinuing our relationship with AmazonSmile.
If you have registered to do your shopping through AmazonSmile and selected Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association to receive a donation based on a percent of your sales, please immediately remove WWOA from your AmazonSmile account.
WWOA registered as a charity with AmazonSmile back in August 2018. However, to date we have not received any donations from this program due to their inability to transfer the funds to WWOA’s account.
As a result, we have formally discontinued our relationship with AmazonSmile. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our members.

Gifts versus Inheritances – Is there a difference?

Is there a difference between Gifting and Inheriting land? Click here to find out. [Read more…]

Forest Legacy Program

The Forest Legacy Program is a federal land acquisition program that provides grants funds to States to protect environmentally important forest land from conversion to non-forest uses. Wisconsin’s implementation strategy focuses on keeping forests as forests by protecting large (> 1,000 acres) unfragmented blocks of forest land that provide the highest conservation value and public benefit through the purchase of conservation easements. Conservation easements convey a ‘purchased’ set of negotiated property rights, while allowing landowners to continue to own and manage their land, including the right to sell.

Landowners interested in participating in the program must submit a completed application. To request an application and more information about the program, email Ron Gropp or call 715-281-6253, or visit our website. The application deadline is Friday June 14, 2019. Only lands within one of the State’s Forest Legacy Areas are eligible.

Orbridge to donate money to plant trees

Orbridge LLC will donate $45,000 to be used to plant 1000,000 tree seedlings on WI state forests and other DNR owned lands. Click here for more information.

WisDOT monitors field conditions to verify frost depths

Interested in seeing how WisDOT monitors field conditions to verify frost depths, see the following video:

 

 

White Pine Lumber Grading Course Offered

The Northcentral Technical College Wood Technology Program is hosting a white pine lumber grading workshop in partnership with the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturer Association (NELMA), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This workshop will provide an in-depth review of softwood lumber grading, specifically for Eastern White Pine. In a mix of classroom and hands-on activities, participants will gain valuable skills and experience in grading lumber.

This workshop will be held on February 21-22, 2019 at the NTC Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo, WI. If you are interested in attending this course, please visit NTC’s Conferences and Seminars webpage for additional information and the registration form.