County Foresters

Brady Backes

Forester, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wood County DNR Forestry Office

473 Griffith Avenue

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


I grew up outside of Saint Cloud, Minnesota on a horse ranch and enjoyed our farmland, pasture, and woodland. I have a strong understanding and appreciation for private lands. I studied Forest Management and Soil Science at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Growing up in a natural setting led me to a career in forestry. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, and playing guitar.

What I like about Wood County: Our county is blessed with some of the most beautiful land in the state. The landscape is a recreational playground and enjoyed by folks of all ages and backgrounds.

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