Vilas County Wisconsin Government Services - Forestry, Recreation, & Land Department


















Forestry, Recreation, & Land Department

 

 

 

Contacts:

Forest Administrator:
John Gagnon, CF - Email

Parks & Recreation Administrator:        Dale Mayo - Email

Administrative Assistant Con Valkenaar - Email

Phone: 715-479-5160 Fax: 715-479-5573

Mailing Address: 330 Court Street Eagle River, WI 54521

The mission of the Vilas County Forest is to manage, conserve, and protect our natural resources on a sustainable basis for present and future generations.

Natural resources, such as those provided by the Vilas County Forest are the basis for addressing the ecological and socioeconomic needs of society. Sustainable management on the Vilas County Forest balances the ecological needs of watershed protection, protection of rare plant and animal communities, and maintenance of plant and animal diversity with society’s socioeconomic needs for recreational opportunities and the production of raw materials for wood-using industries. Sustainable management also reduces losses from natural catastrophes such as fire, insect and disease outbreaks, and from human threats such as encroachment, over-utilization, environmental degradation and excessive development.

Management must also balance local management objectives with broader state, national, and global concerns. Through integration of sound forestry, wildlife, fisheries, endangered resources, water quality, soil, and recreational practices, management will provide resource sustainability and renewable resource products for the future under the nationally recognized sustainable forest management standards of the Sustainable Forest Initiative® [exit Vilas County] SFI-01617 SFI 100% and Forest Stewardship Council® [exit Vilas County] (FSC® COO6090) FSC 100%.