Florence County Forest
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewThe Florence County Forest is a beautiful 36,000-acre public retreat in northeastern Wisconsin. Florence County is one of the most rural and undeveloped areas in the state, offering a truly wild experience for locals and visitors alike. The forest serves as an outdoor paradise for recreation such as, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The forest is an irreplaceable resource that supports many different species of birds, fish, and wildlife.
Florence County Forest Needs Our HelpThe forest’s scrub oak population has experienced serious decline in the last several years due to forest tent caterpillar, gypsy moth, two-line chestnut borer, and Oak root fungus (Armillaria). More than 800 acres of scrub oak forest has been lost to date, causing very limited natural regeneration and little hope for future healthy trees.