What is My Wisconsin Woods?
Landowners want to “do the right thing.” But what’s right? What works for one landowner doesn’t necessarily work for another. It’s about your personal interests and your land, as well as considerations such as time and money, among others.
That’s why we started My Wisconsin Woods: to offer you convenience and support as you figure out what’s right for you. To build your confidence to act. To help you “do the right thing.”
Who We Are
My Wisconsin Woods is a partnership of public agencies and private organizations serving the needs of woodland owners. Partners include federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; state agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR); and private organizations including the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, Aldo Leopold Foundation, American Forest Foundation, and National Wild Turkey Federation.
In all, there are more than 20 partners supporting My Wisconsin Woods – and, hence, supporting you.
What We Do
Our first goal is to offer our collective “product line” for your convenience. We know landowners appreciate a trusted source of information, technical and financial assistance, and meeting other landowners. But no single agency or organization offers everything.
Instead, it’s been up to individual landowners to piece together the products and services that fit their needs – akin to shopping at many stores. As a result, landowners often settle for less, or give up because it’s too confusing. Through My Wisconsin Woods landowners connect to the products and services they want in one place.
Our second goal is to keep you informed. Upcoming events like classes, field days, conferences, deadlines for financial assistance, and more, are posted to our partner-shared calendar. We also keep landowners informed through our monthly e-newsletter, Woodland News You Can Use.
In short, My Wisconsin Woods is about landowner convenience, timely information, and building your confidence to “do the right thing” – both for you and your woods.