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Wisconsin Forest Inventory and Reporting System (WisFIRS)

Launch the WisFIRS Public Lands application (for county foresters).

Launch the WisFIRS Private Lands application (for certified plan writers).

WisFIRS (Wisconsin Field Inventory and Reporting System) Public Lands application enables foresters and habitat managers to store data collected in the field, plan for and track completed treatments (e.g. timber sales, prescribed burns, pesticides treatments, and other treatments on the land), report accomplishments and calculate the financial aspects of those treatments.  WisFIRS Public Lands allows user to manage core business functions for public and private forest management in Wisconsin, serving hundreds of DNR staff as well as our partners (county foresters). Geographical information systems (GIS) is integrated in the application, helping us identify where on the landscape practices are being done.

WisFIRS (Wisconsin Forest Inventory and Reporting System) Private Lands application enables foresters to administer and manage Wisconsin’s forest tax law programs on private lands, store data collected in the field, plan for and track completed timber sales, report accomplishments and calculate the financial aspects of the timber sales, to name a few.  This application manages core business functions for private forest management in Wisconsin, serving DNR staff as well as our partners (certified plan writers). 

Application users

The overall WisFIRS application is divided into two programs, each targeted for a different audience:

  • WisFIRS Public Lands (intended for county foresters)
  • WisFIRS Private Lands (intended for certified plan writers)

County forest users

The WisFIRS Public Lands application is only accessible to Wisconsin county forester partners who are authorized to edit data in the system. County forest users need a WAMS ID from the State of Wisconsin in order to access WisFIRS. The WAMS ID must then be provided to the WisFIRS administrator to configure access.

Certified plan writers

The WisFIRS Private Lands application is only accessible to authorized forestry partners. Currently, this includes Certified Plan Writers (CPWs). CPWs will need a WAMS ID from the State of Wisconsin in order to access WisFIRS. The WAMS ID must then be provided to the WisFIRS administrator to configure access.

DNR users

DNR users can access either WisFIRS application from any DNR network connected computer. If a DNR user needs to access WisFIRS from a non-DNR computer, then similar to the county forest or certified plan writer users above, the DNR user can obtain a WAMS ID and provide it to the WisFIRS administrator.

Technical requirements

WisFIRS was designed to work over a high-speed internet connection and may not be usable over a dial-up connection. Recommendation connection speed is 512 kbps or greater.

After one hour of inactivity, your WisFIRS session will be ended and any unsaved data will be lost.

JavaScript and cookies must be enabled in the browser.

Adobe Reader is required to print reports.

WisFIRS works most reliably in IE 11 or higher and has been extensively tested. WisFIRS will run on other versions of IE and on other browsers but you may experience unexpected results.

A minimum screen resolution setting of 1280 x 720 is recommended for the best viewing experience in WisFIRS.

The WisFIRS Public Lands desktop GIS tool (ACORN – Dec 8, 2018 ver) is available for download from the WisFIRS application and works with ArcGIS desktop ArcMap versions 10.0 to 10.6.1.