County Foresters

Justin Kania

Justin Kania

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Pierce County DNR Forestry Office
130 N. Chestnut Street
Elsworth, WI 54011


I grew up just west of Chicago and studied Forest Management at UW-Stevens Point. In my free time, I enjoy camping, backpacking, and photography. I always knew I wanted to work outdoors. Now I understand the positive, long-term effects people can have on the forest landscape. Helping landowners connect with their forest is the most rewarding part of being a forester.

What I like about Pierce & Pepin County: The towering bluffs hugging the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers provide a beautiful backdrop to the majestic oak and colorful sugar maple forests. As the mosquitos disappear, the bottomland forests are wonderful to explore; you never know what you will find.  

Counties Served

Pepin, Pierce

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