The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry provides a suite of tools and resources to assist private and industrial foresters. The resources below are intended for those engaged in actively managing Wisconsin's forests.
Background information and technical requirements for the Wisconsin Forest Inventory and Reporting System.
Forestry aerial photography program
Explore the history and applications of Forestry's aerial photography program, active since the 1930s.
A full overview of the handbook (2431.5), including section titles and individual chapter downloads.
For certified plan writers
For professional foresters who are, or are interested in becoming, certified plan writers.
Forestry GIS Data
Free downloads of the DNR Forestry Geographic Information System library's datasets.
Forestry best management practices
Workshop information, manuals and monitoring reports for private and federal landowners.
DNR Handbooks and Other Guidance
Detailed handbooks and management guidelines for cooperating foresters.
How to describe the location of your land in legal documents such as land deeds.
Wetland Forest Habitat Type Classification System for Northern Wisconsin
A guide for land managers and landowners.
Cooperating Forester Program
For all private foresters looking for additional assistance.
Forestry GIS Apps
Download and instructions for state employees and external partners who want to use fGIS.