Golden Sands RC&D Program available to assist local woodland owners

Community meeting about the pilot program set for Dec. 11

Golden Sands RC&D will host a landowner meeting at Wild Rose Community Center, 500 Division Street, Wild Rose, on Monday, Dec. 11, to promote the “Woods & Wildlife for Today and Tomorrow” pilot program. The program works with small landowners in hopes of making big advancements in Wisconsin forest conservation. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free to landowners in the southwestern section of Rose Township.

“This project will bring together landowners so that they can produce more marketable forest products, qualify for more forest and wildlife management programs available by the Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resource Conservation Service, and write forest management plans which will help landowners qualify for tax deductions,” said Joshua Benes, Golden Sands RC&D’s cooperative woodland management coordinator.

Golden Sands RC&D believes this program provides outreach and conservation aid to some of Wisconsin’s 367,000 private woodland owners who collectively own approximately 9 million acres of woodland, and will provide opportunities to woodland owners in the eight counties that it is serving for this project.

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