Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee
Monday, 24 June 2013 13:49

INSPECTOR'S NOTES #4: Re-Inspection Stipend

 

Re-Inspection Stipend

In Wisconsin there are close to 200 active Tree Farm inspectors.  Of that group 88% are Wisconsin DNR

foresters, 6% are industrial or other government agencies and 6% are private consultant foresters.  The

Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wisconsin DNR that they will do up to 60% of the re-inspections, required and optional, for the Wisconsin State Program.  They also handle the MFL Tree Farm System Independently Managed Group (IMG), here in Wisconsin. 

With only 12% of the Wisconsin Tree Farm inspectors being non-DNR employees,  it is difficult to get 40% of the annual re-inspections done by non-DNR foresters.  A goal of the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee (WTFC) is to increase the number of non-DNR foresters who are inspectors and the amount of re-inspection completed by non-DNR foresters. 

With this in mind, the WTFC has set aside some incentive funds to be use as a Re-inspection Stipend for

private consulting forester that complete a re-inspection, that is a field inspections, resulting in

re-certification.

The amount will be $50.00 per successful re-inspection and be available as long as the annual set aside funds last.  The Committee realizes this will not cover the total cost.

To qualify for the Stipend the following application must be filled out and submitted to the WTFC -

Administrator, P.O. Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application can be submitted prior to the completion of the re-inspection but funds will not be allocated until completion of the re-inspection.  Final deadline will be December 15th 2013. 

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Stipend Application

Inspector's Name    _____________________________________________________________

Tree Farm Number(s)  ___________________________________________________________

(more than one Tree Farm number can be on one Application)

Date Applied  __________________________________________________________________    

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Tree Farm Verification(s)_________________________________________________________

Approval Date _________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                    

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