Healthy forests are part of what makes Wisconsin a great place to live, work, and play. A well-managed forest can provide a diverse habitat to wildlife and scenic beauty for recreation, while offering economic benefits.
At Glacierland RC&D, we promote sustainable forest practices through partnerships, education about good forest management practices, support for tree planting, and by providing the tools necessary for private landowners to sustainably manage their forested land.
Woodland Owners Conference
Glacierland hosts the annual Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owner’s Conference to provide information on multiple-use forest management to woodland owners. The conference draws over 100 participants each year. Woodland owners gather to learn about current regulatory and forest health issues as well as multiple-use management strategies.
USFS Tribal Assistance
Glacierland was contracted to administer technical assistance to the Santa Clara Pueblos in New Mexico. Several forestry plans are being put together.
Mitigating Emerald Ash Borer & Enhancing Climate Adaptability of Lake MI Coastal Forests & Shoreline Habitats
Glacierland will partner with Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) and the Urban Wood Network on a Landscape Scale Restoration grant application to mitigate the impact of EAB and restore resilience to coastal forested landscapes in northeastern Wisconsin. This project will leverage efforts by LNRP on municipal, county and state lands in Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties to remove dying and dead ash trees, and to conduct replanting and site restoration activities. The project will bring these efforts together with those of the Urban Wood Network to exemplify the "trees first, wood next" movement in Wisconsin. Restoration site landowners will engage in EAB recovery planning that encompasses urban wood utilization policy and practices to ensure that the removed trees are used to their highest potential. Glacierland will work with partners to promote planning that accounts for climate change, ensuring resilient forest landscapes in the future.