Interested in learning about land management? Click on the videos below to learn about the benefits of cooperative management.  This three part video series covers cooperating for wildlife habitat, for invasive species control and for forest health. Hear from professionals about ways you can get involved and listen to land owner testaments.  

Golden Sands RC&D has joined over 90 landowners with their neighbors across 8 counties forming 10 DMAP cooperatives. Golden Sands RC&D currently services 12 counties in central Wisconsin where it is working through a newly funded 2020 US Forest Service project to develop more cooperatives. Since enrolling, landowners have been empowered to cooperatively manage invasive species and have participated in joint timber sales. Together, neighbors can learn and develop strategies to work together to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat!


Cooperating for Wildlife Habitat: 

Wildlife don't acknowledge property boundaries. They depend on diverse habitat types across large areas. If you are interested in sustaining healthy wildlife populations it is important to consider habitat beyond your property. In this video, speakers will share information about working collaboratively to enhance wildlife habitat. The topics discussed will appeal to wildlife watchers and hunters alike.

Speakers: Dr. Scott Hygnstrom (UWSP), Curt Rollman (WI DNR), Hannah Butkiewicz (Golden Sands RC& D), Geoff Hale (QDMA) and Brendan Woodall (USFWS)


Managing invasive plants on your property can help support wildlife and promote healthy forest regeneration. Invasive plant management can become difficult if species are re-introduced from neighboring properties. Speakers share information about involving your neighbors in invasive plant control to help maintain forest health and support wildlife.

Speakers: Kari Hagenow (Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin President, Fritz Funk (landowner), Asa Plonsky (Golden Sands RC&D), Andy Hart (NRCS WI State Forester), Kent Glazer (DNR).

Cooperating for Forest Management:

Properly managed woodlands are healthy woodlands. Landowners in cooperatives can collaborate with neighbors to conduct shared timber sales and other forest management activities. This video contains information about large-scale private forest management, shared timber sales, and forestry cost-share programs.

Speakers: Margaret Parsons (Vice President of WWOA), Emily Weber (NCCT), Shirley Bargander (WI Tree Farm Committee), Dr. Mike Demchik (UWSP), Matt Schultz (Forester), Jenny Larson (landowner), Joe Hovel (Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative).


Thank you to these partners that provided funding for staff time to organize this video series through current projects.

Contact us if you or your organization are interested in sponsoring our video series!

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