Ashland County Foresters

Avery Jehnke

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Ashland County DNR Forestry Office

620 Layman Dr

Mellen, WI 54546

Bio

I grew up in Southeast Minnesota. My family has history in Wisconsin, so I studied Forest Management at UW-Stevens Point and have worked in this state ever since. A career in forestry was a natural fit for me. I enjoy the unique challenges and varied work conditions that this profession offers. Earning a living outdoors is a privilege!

What I like about Ashland County: There is a lot to like about Ashland County- Lake Superior, the Penokee Mountains, deep snow and amazing forest resource. These forests have so much to offer for both work and recreation. My goal is to help landowners connect with their property in new and meaningful ways.

Counties Served

Ashland

Kara Oikarinen

Kara Oikarinen

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bayfield County DNR Forestry Office
203 E. Bayfield Street
Washburn, WI 54891

Bio

I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and studied Forest Management at Michigan Technological University. In my free time, I enjoy biking, gardening, dancing, and music. My choice to become a forester was influenced through the enjoyment of recreation on industrial forest land. Forest management allows forests to stay intact and usable for profit, recreation, and wildlife habitat. Finding a balance between multiple goals on forest land is the most rewarding part of being a forester.

What I like about Ashland and Bayfield Counties: I enjoy the variety in landscape and culture. The people here have their own histories and reasons for owning forest land.

 

Counties Served

Ashland, Bayfield


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