Category Archive: Conservation Corner

Jul 23 2020

Conservation Corner: How a Tree Grows

In my yard I have a massive old maple tree.  There’s a hole in this tree that gets bigger every year.  My wife and I are waiting for the tree to fall and looks like it will land in a place that won’t damage too much.  Visitors to our place always ask how it’s still …

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May 29 2020

Conservation Corner

From Wisconsin Woodland Owners Group: Living in a technology world gives us some great tools and resources at the touch of a button or the touch of a screen. Apps on our smart phone or tablet can make our lives a bit easier and organized.  Here are some apps to help us in our woods, …

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May 13 2020

Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at lcc@co.forest.wi.us.  Spring has arrived in Northern Wisconsin, and pretty soon the leaves will be emerging, greening up the Northwoods!  There are many tools to …

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Apr 30 2020

Conservation Corner

This week, I read a Blog from Bill Gates and his thoughts about the Coronavirus.  I’ll try to summarize what he says in dealing with the ‘first modern pandemic.   Gates begins by stating that the coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus.  This is like a world war, except in this case, we’re …

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Feb 05 2020

Conservation Corner

This week I’d like to present a couple funding programs that are available to Forest County Landowners.  The first program is the Environmental Quality Incentives Program or (EQIP).   The tentative application deadline for the next round of funding for this program (EQIP) is February 28, 2020.  The EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that …

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Jan 22 2020

Conservation Corner

Lately in Wisconsin media there has been a lot of talk about PFAS.  I did some research and would like to share my findings. What are PFAS and Why are They a Problem?PFAS is a catch-all term for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which is a group of more than 5,000 synthetic chemicals.  They can make …

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