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Florence County Forest

Forest Overview

The 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 Help

The 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.

The county forester and staff have a goal: an April planting of more than 140,000 red and Jack pine trees. With your help, we can help rejuvenate an area in great need of restoration. The site conversion is key to providing a healthy and diverse tree canopy moving forward. The future of this project is vital to this natural ecosystem and vital to all who use the forest for its many benefits.

You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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