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Wisconsin Private Forestry Advisory Committee

The primary purpose of the Wisconsin Private Forestry Advisory Committee (WPFAC) is to advise the Wisconsin state forester and Department of Natural Resources on matters concerning Wisconsin's suite of private forestry programs.

The committee advises the Wisconsin state forester and the DNR on the following programs.

WPFAC's operating procedures [PDF] contain information regarding the official purpose and goals, membership, officer and committee descriptions and decision making process.

Read the WPFAC Recommendations [PDF] to Wisconsin’s Chief State Forester for Non-industrial Private Forest Landowner Engagement for 2018-2022.

Meetings

Meeting date Agenda Notes
July 11, 2019 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
Oct. 18, 2018 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
Nov. 30, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
August 31, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]
June 2, 2017 Agenda [PDF] Notes [PDF]

    Membership

    Name Affiliation Representing Contact Information Membership Type
    Jim Warren
    Committee Co-Chair
    Wisconsin DNR
    Chief, Public & Private Forestry Section
    • State agency
    • Private Forestry Program
    jamesk.warren@wisconsin.gov
    608-800-1986
    101 S Webster St
    Madison WI 53703
    Co-Chair
    R.J. Wickham
    Committee Co-Chair
    Wisconsin DNR
    Chief, Tax Law Section
    • State agency
    • Tax law programs
    richard.wickham@wisconsin.gov
    920-369-6248
    101 S Webster St
    Madison WI 53703
    Co-Chair
    Nancy Bozek Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association
    Executive director
    • Non-industrial private forest landowners
    nbozek@uwsp.edu
    715-346-4798
    PO Box 285
    Stevens Point WI 54481
    Member
    Aaron Burmeister Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
    Owner, Burmeister Logging
    • Forest products industry
    burmalog@aol.com
    920-655-7752
    N6760 French Road
    Seymour WI 54165
    Member
    Ann Calhoun The Nature Conservancy
    Baraboo Hills Project coordinator
    • Environmental/conservation organization
    acalhoun@tnc.org
    608-356-5300
    124 Second St Room 133
    Baraboo WI 53913
    Member
    Earl Gustafson Wisconsin Paper Council
    Vice president
    • Forest products industry
    gustafson@wipapercouncil.org
    608-467-6025
    10 E Doty St Suite 445
    Madison WI 53703
    Member
    Shawn Hagan The Forestland Group, LLC
    Senior director of forest operations
    • Industrial forest landowners
    shawn@forestlandgroup.com
    906-487-7491
    200 Michigan St Suite 722
    Hancock MI 49930
    Member
    Andy Hart Natural Resources Conservation Service
    State forester
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service
    andrew.hart@wi.usda.gov
    608-662-4422 ext. 231
    8030 Excelsior Dr Suite 200
    Madison WI 53717
    Member
    Joe Hovel Partners in Forestry Cooperative
    Director
    • Landowner cooperative
    logcabin@nnex.net
    715-479-8528
    6063 Baker Lake Rd
    Conover WI 54519
    Member
    Buddy Huffaker Aldo Leopold Foundation
    Executive director
    • Environmental/conservation organization
    buddy@aldoleopold.org
    608-355-0279 ext. 22
    E13701 Levee Rd
    Baraboo WI 53913
    Member
    Bill Klase University of Wisconsin - Extension
    Natural resources educator
    • UW-Extension
    william.klase@ces.uwex.edu
    715-365-2658
    107 Sutliff Ave
    Rhinelander WI 54501
    Member
    Dennis McDougall United States Forest Service
    Forest Stewardship Program coordinator
    • U.S. Forest Service
    • State and private forestry
    dmcdougall@fs.fed.us
    651-649-5182
    1992 Folwell Ave
    St Paul MN 55108
    Member
    Brandon Soldner Farm Services Agency
    Agricultural specialist
    • Farm Services Agency
    brandon.soldner@wi.usda.gov
    608-662-4422 ext. 116
    8030 Excelsior Dr
    Madison WI 53717-2913
    Member
    Brock VanOss VanOss Forestry Services, LLC
    • Consulting foresters
    vanoss@up.net
    906-367-0777
    695 Way Dam Rd
    Crystal Falls MI 49920
    Member
    Chuck Wagner Wisconsin Land & Water Conservation Association
    Lake Michigan Area Land and Water Conservation Committee
    • Local government
    wagner.charles@kewauneeco.org
    920-837-7712
    E1934 Co Rd S
    Luxemburg WI 54217
    Member
    Ron Gropp Wisconsin DNR
    Private forestry & conservation easement specialist
    • State agency
    ron.gropp@wisconsin.gov
    715-281-6253
    101 S Webster St
    Madison WI 53703
    Ex-Officio Member
    Kristin Lambert Wisconsin DNR
    Private forestry specialist
    • State agency
    kristin.lambert@wisconsin.gov
    608-212-0320
    101 S Webster St
    Madison WI 53703
    Ex-Officio Member