Oneida County Foresters

Jake Bonack

Jake Bonack

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Oneida County DNR Forestry Office
8831 Hatchery Road
Woodruff, WI 54568

Bio

I’m a Wisconsin native who loves the peace and beauty of the Northwoods. I spend free time traveling with my family, hiking, and occasionally fishing or hunting. I’m trying to become a relatively skillful cross-country skier. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in forest management in 2000.  

What I like about Oneida & Vilas Counties: I love the large blocks of forest which are dotted with beautiful lakes and swamps. Foresters manage forests by mimicking nature. I get to steer forests to help keep them healthy while providing wildlife habitat and diverse recreational opportunities. I enjoy working on public lands, assisting private landowners, and working with loggers to sustainably manage forests.

Counties Served

Oneida, Vilas

Ricky Keller

Ricky Keller

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Oneida County DNR Forestry Office
511 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Bio

I grew up outside of a small town south of Madison and spent most of my time helping my grandparents on their dairy farm. I always enjoyed being outdoors and forestry seemed like a natural decision when I got to college. I attended UW-Madison and studied Forest Management. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, running, and spending time in the woods. Helping landowners achieve their forest objectives is the most rewarding part of being a forester.

What I like about Oneida County: People own woodland property here for a wide range of reasons. I enjoy helping each person reach the goals they have for their property.

Counties Served

Oneida


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