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Fucik Condolences

Feb 22, 2024

William “Bill” Fucik, Ladysmith…age 94, passed away on December 28, 2023 at Dimensions Living in Stevens Point. Bill and his wife, Althea “Lolly”, married and moved to the Ladysmith area in 1994. There they became active WWOA members. Bill served on the Northwest Chapter Board of Directors for many years.

SB 999 Companion Bill is AB 1093

Feb 19, 2024

On February 16, 2024, the companion bill to Senate Bill 999 (Motorized vehicles on Open MFL lands), Assembly Bill 1093, was read for the first time and referred to the Assembly Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation. This Committee is chaired by long-time forestry advocate, Representative Mursau from Crivitz.

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.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign up

Feb 4, 2024

USDA Authorizes Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Signup FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2024Contact: Dan Richter, Public Information Officer, (608) 419-5352, MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) is reminding agricultural producers and private landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Enrollment opened January 12 and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until July 31, 2024, or until the acreage cap is met.

Call for Nominations – WWOA Board of Directors

Feb 4, 2024

The WWOA Nomination Committee is looking for you or someone you know to fill four WWOA Board of Director positions that will become vacant at the close of the 2024 Annual Meeting in Marshfield this September. Directors whose terms are expiring are Randy Cooper, Dick Czaja, Ralph Heiser and Ken Kempfert.

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!

Winter Woodland Owner Conferences Open to All

Jan 26, 2024

In 2024, five in person conferences will be offered around the state in Green Bay, Pewaukee, Oshkosh, Marathon, and Baldwin. These half-day and full-day conferences cover a variety of woodland owner topics. You are welcome to register for any of the conferences that interest you.  Learn more on our Winter Conferences page.

Charlson Condolences

Jan 25, 2024

Glenn Charlson, Mountain … age 88, died peacefully Sunday, January 14, 2024 with family by his side.  Glenn and wife, Ev, have been active members in the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, its Wolf River chapter, and after moving north to their woodlands, Phoenix Falls chapter. Ev and Glenn set out to create a sustainable forest from former, unmanaged cropland.