1989 - Earl W. Tinker

Earl W. TinkerInducted October 12, 1989

Served as first regional forester, Region 9 of the United States Forest Service supervising land acquisition and timber management. His achievements in forestry during the difficult years of the depression were the foundation stones leading the mid west region from an acquired custodial stage to the direction of sound forest multiple use. Under his supervision, millions of acres of national forests were added to the Lake States region and programs were established to manage and maintain those forests. The national forests of Region 9 are an eternal monument to his wise and visionary leadership.


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.