Effective land management programs do not happen by accident; they are the result of a skilled staff of professionals working to do their best for landowners and their forest resources.
We manage more than 180,000 acres of forestland throughout the Lake States. Our client acreage ownership ranges from 10 acres of private property up to 30,000 acres across several counties in Wisconsin. No matter the size of land ownership, we have a long history of understanding our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations, while upholding our own high standards of environmental stewardship.
Timber Sale Administration
Successful timber harvest administration requires careful planning and field layout, contract compliance, and close supervision. Our long working relationships with industry contacts, including professional loggers, and close monitoring of markets ensure the best results for our clients.
Tree Disease and Protection
We work with landowners and agencies to identify insect and disease problems. Once the problem is correctly diagnosed, we handle treatment and protection in order to keep your forest, urban, or residential trees in top condition. With certified pesticide applicators on staff, our team abides by the highest industry standards.
Timber Incentive Programs
Tax law programs reward landowners for sustainable forest management and harvesting practices. As DNR cooperating foresters, our certified plan writers can help you enroll in Wisconsin’s MFL program, Minnesota’s Sustainable Forest Incentive program, Michigan’s Commercial Forest program, and similar regional programs in order to make the most of your forest resources.
GIS mapping tools and databases created by our staff provide clients with highly detailed property information for informed decision making. Pioneers of applying the technology to natural resources in the Lake States, we have experience in a broad range of GIS applications.
Comprehensive land management goes beyond managing trees. Our foresters act as intermediaries and experts in cases of encroachment issues, timber theft, and more.
Our natural resource specialists are committed to assisting private landowners, timber industries and managers, and agencies fulfill natural resource management objectives with additional services such as invasive species management, site preparation and planting, and conservation planning. Learn more about our environmental services here.
Land and timber values are constantly changing. That’s why clients depend on us to stay on top of fluctuating markets. Our foresters use the latest data to develop reliable stumpage analyses, timber appraisals, forest fire damage appraisals, and more.
Healthy trees are a vital part of a thriving city setting. We work with private landowners and governmental agencies to ensure the long-term viability of their urban forests.
We have a reputation for accurate inventory results. Our state-of-the-art technology and approach to forest mapping and timber inventory ensure accurate, high-quality data and allow us to efficiently meet every project’s objective.
Decades of Experience. A History of Results.
In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services. Over several decades that vision has been upheld and expanded by an exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals with unsurpassed dedication to professional excellence and client satisfaction. While the business has grown and changed, our trademark hasn’t: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.