1990 - George A. Corrigan

George A. CorriganInducted October 5, 1990

Logger, conservationist, author George Corrigan was all of these during a lifetime devoted to improving the lot of the lumberjack and advancing the cause of forestry and conservation. His autobiographical book "Calked Boots and Canthooks" relates his many varied experiences in the timber industry of the Northwoods. He was a respected member of the Forestry Advisory Committee under the former Wisconsin Conservation Commission and was a past-president of the Wisconsin- Michigan Timber Producers Association. After he conceived the idea of a Forest History Association of Wisconsin and became its co-founder it was said of him, "He believed in preserving the past and building for the future."


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.