Wisconsin County Forests are governed by the County Forest Law, state statute 28.10 & 28.11, which requires they be managed for forestry purposes—including multiple uses such as recreation, wildlife habitat, and watershed protection. Fulfilling that statutory directive is the task of professional Forest Administrators who are accountable to county residents through their County Boards.
These foresters have access to assistance from the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin System. They also work cooperatively with the U. S. Forest Service, the U. S. National Park Service, forest-based industries, and many private conservation and recreation groups. As a means of sharing insights, successes, common issues and opportunities, County Board members and Forest Administrators have created their own forum, The Wisconsin County Forest Association, Inc. To learn more about our remarkable Wisconsin County Forests, write to any Forest Administrators or our Executive Director listed below.