Forest Pest Survey and Detection

May 2, 2024 Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Washburn and Taylor Counties   In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has detected emerald ash borer (EAB) for the first time in Washburn and Taylor counties. In Washburn County, DNR Forest Health staff detected this ash tree-killing beetle at a private residence in the Town of Springbrook on April 3.

2024 Spring Hearing Statewide Results Now Available

Apr 29, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2024 Contact: Kari Lee-Zimmermann, Wisconsin Conservation Congress Liaison or 608-219-9134 2024 Spring Hearing Statewide Results Now Available   MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the 2024 Spring Hearing questions and results are now available. More than 18,800 people responded to the 2024 Spring Hearing questionnaire either in person April 8 or online April 10-13. The results and questions are available on the DNR website.

USDA Seeks Ash Trees to Battle Emerald Ash Borer

Apr 24, 2024

Landowners Asked to Donate Infested Ash Trees The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking Wisconsin landowners for their help in fighting the Emerald ash borer (EAB). The pest is an invasive insect from Asia that was first detected in the United States in 2002. Since its discovery, EAB has caused the death and decline of tens of millions of ash trees. USDA is using ash trees to combat the pest.

Help Shape Deer Season For Your Community

Apr 14, 2024

Help Shape Deer Season For Your Community Meetings Held Across Wisconsin April 22 – May 2 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and County Deer Advisory Councils are seeking public input to prepare for the 2024 deer season. Each county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council that meets annually to provide input and recommendations to the DNR on deer management in its county.

Message From Billerud

Mar 22, 2024

  Message From Billerud March 21, 2024   I would like to take a moment to inform you of an important development within our company.   Today, Billerud announced that it has reached terms with the Capital Recovery Group, LLC (CRG, LLC) for the sale of the idled Wisconsin Rapids Mill and related assets. This decision follows a thorough exploration of viable and sustainable alternatives for the mill since its idling in July 2020.

DNR Encourages Property Owners To Make Spongy Moth Treatment Plans Early

Mar 9, 2024

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages property owners to examine their trees for spongy moth egg masses and determine whether control measures are needed this spring.

WWOA Testimony at SB 999 Public Hearing

Feb 15, 2024

* Please note that information following SB999/AB1093 will be posted under News, Government Affairs going forward. President Don Hoffman is holding WWOA’s testimony and executive director, Nancy Bozek, is holding the letters of more than 50 members that were sent to their legislators, the bill’s authors, and/or Senate Committee members. WWOA’s testimony and a copy of your letters were presented to the Senate Committee members.

Public Hearing Announced for SB 999 – MFL & Motorized Vehicles

Feb 9, 2024

Your Voice is Needed! Public Hearing Scheduled for Wed, February 14 at 1 pm on Open Managed Forest Law Lands & Motorized Vehicles Yesterday, February 8, 2024, WWOA sent you a message about WI Senate Bill 999 with proposed changes to the Managed Forest Law program to require access for motorized vehicles on Open MFL lands.

Proposed Change to the Managed Forest Law Program

Feb 8, 2024

Your Voice is Needed – Open Managed Forest Law Lands & Motorized Vehicles Yesterday, February 7, 2024, Wisconsin Senate Bill 999, was read into the record for the first time and referred to the Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage.

Forest Owners Tax Tips for 2023

Jan 31, 2024

The 2023 Forest Owners Tax Tips are now available to assist you in completing your timber tax forms.  Be sure to share this information with your accountant too!