Healthy forests are part of what makes Wisconsin a great place to live, work, and play. A well-managed forest can provide scenic beauty, diverse habitat for wildlife, and economic benefits while contributing to clean air and water. At Golden Sands RC&D we promote sustainable forest practices through public education and provide the tools necessary for private landowners to sustainably manage their forests. 


Cooperating for Woods and Wildlife connects Wisconsin landowners with foresters, biologists, and their neighboring landowners and assists with the formation of Deer Management Assistance Program cooperatives. Learn more about collaborative land management here!


Demonstration forests are outdoor classrooms where landowners, curious citizens, school groups, and others can learn about managing forests for productivity and wildlife habitat.

Find out more!

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Invasive Plant Services

Golden Sands RC&D staff can control invasive plants on your property for an hourly rate. We have experience controlling Japanese knotweed, black locust, buckthorn, and other species. Contact us for more information!


Golden Sands RC&D manages the Central Wisconsin Invasives Partnership (CWIP), a cooperative invasive species group serving Wood, Portage, Juneau, Adams, Waushara, Marquette, and Green Lake Counties. Visit the CWIP website for more information!


Golden Sands RC&D manages the Northeast Wisconsin Invasives Partnership (NEWIP), a cooperative invasive species group that serves Brown, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago Counties and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Visit the NEWIP website for more information!


Golden Sands RC&D partners with Plantra® to provide quality protection for your trees at discounted pricing. These products offer an easy way to help your young trees survive and thrive! Visit our Tree Shelters Page for more information.

Need to buy trees? Visit the Tree Sales page!

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Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that kills ash trees by eating the inner bark. Millions of trees have died in the United States because of this beetle. Our EAB Resources Page contains information about identifying EAB and how to prepare and plan for invasion.


There are various state and federal programs available to Wisconsin landowners to finance projects that enhance wildlife habitat and improve forest productivity. Click here to learn more about some of these programs!

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Invasive Species Control Resources

If you're looking for information about managing or controlling invasive plants, we recommend visiting the Wisconsin First Detector website to view species-specific fact sheets and the Renz Weed Science website for more information. 

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Volunteer Events

High school students have helped us remove invasive plants from parks in Wausau, Stevens Point, and Medford. To have your class, lake group, or organization participate in an invasive plant removal event, or if you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact us today!