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…

Shultzabarger first woman state forester, bureau director

Harrisburg, Pa. — Ellen Shultzabarger, a veteran of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Bureau of Forestry, has been appointed state forester and will serve as director of the bureau, becoming the first woman to hold those positions since the creation about 125 years ago of what is now the DCNR Bureau of Forestry. Shultzabarger, 41, has worked for…

In Vermont, program boosts town forests

(Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department photo)WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Town forests in 10 Vermont communities are going to be getting a boost through a program that could eventually be expanded to other municipally owned forests across the state. The Vermont Town Forest Recreation Planning Community Assistance Program is intended to support strong stewardship and usage plans for town forests….