2006 Natural Oak Regeneration Survey

In a 2006 natural oak regeneration survey of foresters (61 respondents, 87% were DNR Foresters), a broad array of questions regarding oak regeneration were asked. Only one question addressed deer: "If the desired stocking of established natural oak regeneration was not achieved, what factors do you think contributed to the failure?" Respondents were asked to evaluate eight different factors and to rank each from 1, "little or no contribution," to 5, "very strong contribution."

Of the eight factors, more respondents identified deer as a strong to very strong contributor to oak regeneration failure than any other factor. Of those who responded to this question (50 foresters), 80% identified deer as a strong to very strong contributor to regeneration failures.

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.