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.
With more than 325,000 acres of forestland under our management throughout the Lake States, 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.
Invasive Species Management
Invasive species are becoming more and more common components on our landscape. These species can spread quickly and take over areas once occupied by native plants. Our dedicated team can help identify and develop a plan to control invasive species on your property.
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.
Wetlands and waterways are vital components of our landscape. Our environmental specialists accurately identify and delineate wetlands according to the standards set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We also take care of project permitting with the proper regulatory agencies.
WDNR Forest Tax Law Dispute Resolution Process
The Wisconsin Forest Tax Law Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) provides a process for challenging forestry-related decisions on private lands enrolled in forest tax law programs.
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.