Paul Heimstead

Paul Heimstead

Paul Heimstead

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Polk County DNR Forestry Office
100 Polk Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810


I grew up in Elk Mound, WI and studied Forest Management at UW-Stevens Point. In my free time, I enjoy camping, snowshoeing, hiking, cutting firewood, hunting, and fishing. I always knew I wanted to work outdoors and growing up, I had an interest and appreciation for forests and the services a healthy forest provides. Helping landowners achieve their forest objectives is the most rewarding part of being a forester.

What I like about Polk County: I appreciate our rural landscape. Polk County sits on the transition between northern and southern Wisconsin and supports diversity from both. Also, our county supports agriculture, hardwood forests, abundant wildlife and recreational opportunities for all ages.

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