Statewide Forest Plan
Council Leadership Teams
Out of the final Statewide Forest Plan seven themes emerged that address many of the key issues facing Wisconsin's forests both now and in the future. The 2004 Governor's Conference on Forestry used these themes to create leadership teams capable of mobilizing the skills and resources needed to achieve the objectives of the plan. The teams and a host of other partners met for the first time at the conference to kick off the plan's implementation.
Led by a chairperson, or "champion," each of the seven leadership teams is charged with tackling one of the plan's themes, including biological diversity, urban forestry, invasive species, assistance to private landowners, recreational uses of Wisconsin's forests, the state's forest-based economy, and changes in land use and forest ownership. As subcommittees of the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, the champions and leadership teams form the core of a network of partners who will carry out the Statewide Forest Plan.
The work of the leadership teams is ongoing. To learn about each team's current plan of action and recent initiatives, or to contact a team leader, visit the pages listed below.
- Conserving Wisconsin's Biological Diversity
- Enhancing Wisconsin's Urban Forests
- Minimizing the Threat of Invasive Exotic Species to Wisconsin's Forests
- Enhancing Assistance to Wisconsin's Private Forest Landowners
- Minimizing Recreational Use Conflicts in Wisconsin's Forests
- Maintaining Wisconsin's Forest-Based Economy
- Managing the Impacts of Changes in Wisconsin's Land Use and Forest Ownership