Tim Eisele

Groups continue CWD conversation

Left to right: Larry Bonde of the Conservation Congress, DNR Deputy Secretary Todd Ambs, NRB member Greg Kazmierski, and Tami Ryan, current DNR wildlife director, provide background on CWD efforts in Wisconsin during a Sept. 3 meeting in Madison. (Photo by Tim Eisele)The Wisconsin DNR, Conservation Congress, and Natural Resources Board held a joint press conference Tuesday, Sept. 3 to…

Wisconsin woodland owners have new opportunity to talk to professional forester

Jim and Katie Leonhard, Driftless Region landowners, valued advice they received from professionals with My Wisconsin Woods. (Photo by Tim Eisele)The My Wisconsin Woods program, previously offered by the Aldo Leopold Foundation in southwest Wisconsin, is now available statewide. This program is geared especially for landowners who have never had a forester out to their land before. Landowners can go…

Leonhards find success with My Wisconsin Woods Program in Cross Plains

Buddy Huffaker (l) and Katie and Jim Leonhard review photos of land management activities over recent years. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Cross Plains, Wis. — A successful woodland owner has a good offense and a good defense. On offense, take the initiative to do something! Consider what you’d like the woodland to look like in the future, obtain advice from knowledgeable…

My Wisconsin Woods expands

(mywisconsinwoods.org)Baraboo, Wis. — The My Wisconsin Woods Program originally started in southwest Wisconsin to show woodland owners the joy and benefits of managing their woods. Jim and Katie Leonhard, of Cross Plains, are examples of the many landowners who benefited from the My Wisconsin Woods Program in the Driftless Region, and now that program has gone statewide. “No single conservation…

Free CWD seminar open to the public

(Photo by Tim Eisele)“If you don’t have it, you don’t want it.” “Buy time and pay for science.” You might have heard those words if you have attended recent meetings on chronic wasting disease (CWD). They are the favorite mantras of Doug Duren, a landowner from Cazenovia in Richland County. Duren serves on the County Deer Advisory Council and is the…

CNR students put their efforts into research projects

Marissa Kaminski (r) won the Todd P. Eisele Memorial Scholarship for 2019. Kaminski is studying waterfowl management. On the left is Mike Eisele, co-funder of the scholarship. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Anybody who attended college several decades ago would find it amazing to see what today’s students are doing. That is particularly true at the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources…