Wisconsin Managed Forest Law Applications and Plans

Since the inception of the Certified Plan Writer program for MFL plans, Steigerwaldt Land Services (SLS) plan writers have written approximately 140 plans covering more than 20,000 acres in counties including Lincoln, Oneida, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Marathon, Price, Vilas, Langlade, and Iron.


SLS enrolled over 3,800 acres of forestland in Lincoln County into the MFL program. Work also includes the management of timberland in St. Croix County. Successfully sold two timber sales totaling 250 acres on the Lincoln County ownership. Currently responsible for all forest management on these lands.

Xcel Energy (Northern States Power)

Management work has focused on locating, mapping, and resolving unauthorized land use and encroachments on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission–licensed lands around the Holcombe Flowage in Chippewa and Rusk Counties. Work includes extensive use of GPS and GIS, along with Microsoft Access, to document sites and management efforts.

Wisconsin River Power Company

Services have included forest inventory and mapping on initially about 18,500 acres in Juneau and Adams Counties, Wisconsin, along with developing forest management plans in compliance with FERC license requirements and DNR Forest Tax laws. Presently, services include all aspects of forest management. Recent efforts include an extensive stand-level reinventory on about 10,200 acres of forestland and an inventory and management plan for about 35 miles of shoreline special use areas.

Regions Timberland Group (RTG)

All forest management services on approximately 195,000 acres. Duties include timber sale setup and administration, permitting for timber sales and road use, timber inventories, working with snowmobile and ski clubs in maintaining trail use agreements, and assisting with land sale administration.

Dairyland Power Cooperative

Management work included developing management plans and entering portions of this property located in Rusk County into the Managed Forest Law program. SLS has followed through with setting up and administering the scheduled timber sale harvests and related plan activities.