In 2015 our Wisconsin State Tree Farm Committee (WTFC) underwent some changes in our leadership. Our able Tree Farm Administrator, consulting forester David Czysz, retired from his position in May and we were faced with the difficult task of replacing him. At the same time, our log time Chair, Shirley Bargander, reached the end of a long and productive career in forestry with the Wisconsin DNR. She retired from her job with the DNR and the WTFC hired her to take on the role of our Tree Farm Administrator to help us on our way. That left us without a Chair to guide the WTFC! Furthermore out long time Secretary, forester Bill Lundberg of Marion Plywood Corp., also found it necessary to step down from leadership after several decades of service on the committee! Many phone call and discussion led up to our December 2015 meeting when the WTFC appointed former Vice-Chair, forester Dan Peterson of Verso Corp. as Chair, and DNR forester Rachel McDonald as Secretary. Then Carol Nielsen, retired DNR forester, agreed to take on the role of Vice-Chair for the Committee. So, we've shuffled the deck! Our new leadership is in place and we're off together to help the Wisconsin Tree Farm program grow and thrive. But we can't do it without your support. Please give us your ideas and suggestions, and let us know how you can help!
Our Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee offices and their contact information are shown below: