Deer - Impacts on Forest Ecology and Management

White-Tailed Deer Population Impacts Forest Sustainability

deer impactThe Wisconsin Council on Forestry addresses concerns about the white-tailed deer population affecting the sustainability of forests in Wisconsin. In order to maintain a balance of the ecological and economic conditions, the Council recommends the reduction of the deer herd in Wisconsin. The Council bases its' findings on science-based and stakeholder reports.


Deer Research


Various articles associated with deer research.

Practices Study

Deep in a Wisconsin forest

The 2013 Wisconsin Forestry Practices Study--begun in January 2014--is a two-year comprehensive study of WDNR forestry and forest fire prevention practices.


Forestry Summit

Image representing the 2013 Governor's Forestry Economic Summit

The 2013 Governor's Forestry Economic Summit brought together Wisconsin's most engaged and knowledgeable forest stakeholders to share information from all sectors of the industry.


Invasive BMPs

Field containing garlic mustard invasives

Invasive exotic species present what may be the greatest threat to the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests. Help control the spread of invasive species!


Woody Biomass

Stand of Wisconsin trees in winter

The woody biomass task force helps craft public policy and a legislative framework for more effective use of woody biomass to meet Wisconsin's growing demands for energy and fuel.