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    Heather Berklund Named New Chief State Forester

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston D. Cole has appointed Heather Berklund as the department’s new Chief State Forester. Her appointment became effective Oct. 12.

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    Celebrate Wisconsin’s Working Forests During Forest Products Week

    Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed the third week in October (Oct. 18-24, 2020) as Forest Products Week. The week recognizes the people who work in and care for our forests, the businesses that create forest products and the many ways forest products contribute to our lives.

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    Forest Inventory and Analysis Highlights

    The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program was originally designed as a periodic survey which inventoried forests one state at a time on a rotating basis. Beginning in 2000, the FIA program switched to an annual survey on a five-year cycle,…

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    Forest Products Staff

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    Forest Products Resources

    Information on current conditions and trends in forest resources and the forest products industry in Wisconsin.

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    Annual Report and Publications

    Information on current conditions and trends in forest resources and the forest products industry in Wisconsin. These reports are produced annually by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Utilization and Marketing…

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    Forest Products Industry Listings

    Wisconsin's primary forest products industry consists of firms that manufacture logs and pulpwood into wood and paper products. Specific examples include sawmills, plywood mills, veneer plants, pulp mills and firewood processors, as well as…

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    Forestry Inventory and Analysis Data

    Forest Inventory and Analysis Program Since 1930, the USDA Forest Service has been surveying, analyzing and reporting on the health and productivity of America's forests, including those in Wisconsin. Known as the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA…

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    Forestry and the Wisconsin Economy

    The forest products industry in Wisconsin provides more than 63,000 full and part-time jobs and has a total industry output of $24.4 billion and value-added of $6.7 billion. It ranks 11th in terms of number of full-and part-time jobs, 9th in value-…

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    Training and Events Calendar

    Local-use dimension lumber grading workshops Upcoming 2020 Wisconsin Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading courses are full. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are currently updating course materials and planning additional classes for 2021. If…

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