April 29, 2019

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.

These thefts are occurring on private and public lands. Thieves are harvesting young stands of aspen and birch, generally in the 1-2.5″ diameter sizes. WI DNR expects that thieves will continue to work in this area until the sap is running and trees are budding out.

Please use the WI DNR tip line – 800-TIP-WDNR or 800-847-9367 if you find any unexpected harvesting in your woods or if you notice a vehicle loaded with this material. The Violation Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information received on this line will be relayed to a DNR officer for investigation.

You do not have to leave your name when reporting a violation. However, it is often helpful to an investigation if a DNR Law Enforcement Officer can follow-up on your report to verify essential facts and let you know the outcome of the investigation. If provided, your identity and any information that may identify you will be protected under state statute 23.38.

Helpful information when reporting a potential violation:

  • Who is the violator? Describe the people or vehicle, including their physical description and clothing and/or license plate.
  • What is the violation?
  • Where did this violation take place? (county, township, road/highway)
  • When did this occur or is this an in progress violation?


More information on this topic can be found on the WI DNR website.