The USDA Forest Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have issued a third update on recovery accomplishments following the July 19-20, 2019 storms that left a path of destruction across northern Wisconsin. Read the third update here. All three updates are posted on this page, along with advice to Wisconsin landowners with forestland impacted by the storms.
As a follow-up to the initial report after the July 19-20, 2019 storms, the Forest Service and DNR have issued a second report detailing their response and recovery efforts to date. You are also invited to visit this DNR web page that offers advice to Wisconsin landowners with forestland impacted by the storms.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Wisconsin DNR-Division of Forestry jointly produced a progress report on recovery efforts following the July 19-20, 2019 storms that damaged more than 285,000 acres in Barron, Polk, Langlade, Oconto and portions of Oneida, Wood and Portage Counties.
For additional information, visit this DNR webpage about recovering from storm damage to forests.
If you have questions, contact:
Hilary Markin, Public Affairs Officer
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Kirsten Held, Forestry Outreach Specialist
Wisconsin DNR – Division of Forestry
A severe storm on May 16, 2017 left a path of destruction through some woodlands in Barron and Rusk counties. (See DNR news release.)
If you are among the impacted landowners, the Division of Forestry invites you to visit this storm recovery page for advice and links to resources. Your local DNR forester is always a good starting point for assistance.
This blog post from the University of Minnesota titled “Dealing with storm-damaged trees and woods” may also be of interest.
Posted by Kirsten Held, DNR Forestry Outreach Specialist, Kirsten.Held@Wisconsin.gov