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Forest Businesses

Economic benefits of forest management

Commercial markets for forest products provide over 60,000 Wisconsin jobs and allow landowners to realize the economic benefits of managing forests. Wisconsin remains the nation's number one paper producer, a position it has held for over 50 years. Learn more about forest products, the current state of Wisconsin’s forests and resources to support forest business growth.

Governor Tony Evers declared October 17-23, 2021 as Forest Products Week in Wisconsin.  This celebration 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. In addition to celebrating the positive impact of Wisconsin’s forest products sector on the state’s economy, Forest Products Week recognizes the myriad forest products ingrained in our daily lives.

Interactive map of Wisconsin mills

A map showing the locations of primary mills across the state.

Forest Inventory and Industry Trends

Reports, summaries and tables for current conditions and trends in Wisconsin's forest products industry.

Training and events calendar

Dates, details and application deadlines for upcoming training and events in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Local Use Dimension Lumber Grading

Overview of the WLUDL grading certification and frequently asked questions.

Forestry and the Wisconsin economy

Fact sheets and information about Wisconsin's forest products industry, organized by county.

Forest utilization and marketing resources

Publications and other resources for the Wisconsin forest products industry.

Wisconsin's forest inventory programs

Details for Wisconsin's forest inventory programs, including assessments and monitoring.

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) highlights

Highlights, definitions and other information from the Forest Inventory and Analysis program.
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) highlights

Woody biomass resources

Learn more about and get resources for this increasingly popular fuel resource.
Woody biomass resources