The Wild Rivers Conservancy's Forestry Program aims to promote and support lasting forest stewardship across the St. Croix watershed. Covering over 2.75 million acres and over half the watershed, our forests play a critical role in keeping the waters of the St. Croix clean and healthy. Our North Woods forests are also an economic and recreational cornerstone in many communities across the watershed, as well as an important legacy for many individuals and families. Nearly 75% of forests in the watershed are privately owned, so supporting these landowners to leave a legacy of healthy, sustainable forests for the future is vital to the future of the watershed and its communities.

Through the My St. Croix Woods program, Wild Rivers Conservancy brings together public agencies, partner organizations, foresters, loggers, and industry representatives to better reach and serve private woodland owners throughout the watershed. We connect landowners to the best resources, information, opportunities, and professionals to make the best decisions for the woodlands. By increasing local capacity and helping landowners to steward their woodlands, we hope to ensure healthy forests that provide vital habitat for wildlife, resources for strong local economies, and protection for the locally, regionally, and nationally significant St. Croix River.


Check out the My St. Croix Woods website for information on:

      • Becoming a woodland steward
      • How to find a forester
      • Woodland owner webinars on a variety of topics
      • Permanent land protection

Upcoming Forestry Events

Tree ID and Climate Paddle

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
32179 WI-35
Danbury, WI 54830 United States

Paddle the wild and scenic Namekagon River with the Conservancy’s Climate Resiliancy Specialist Alexis Monti and learn about the lives of the trees and how we can build a more…

Fall Colors Paddle

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
809 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Join us for our final paddle of the year as we conclude the 2023 paddling season. This slow moving section of the St. Croix River offers amazing wildlife viewing and…

Forest Health Happy Hour

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
244 Lakeshore Drive
Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767

Join Pine County SWCD, Carlton SWCD, Wild Rivers Conservancy, and natural resource professionals over a good brew and learn how to improve water quality through the management and protection of…

St. Croix Research Rendezvous

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2047 WI-35
Osceola, WI 54020 United States

Since 1989, the St. Croix Research Rendezvous brings together scientists, resource managers, and interested citizens to share and learn about research conducted in the St. Croix River Watershed. Presentation topics…

For more information, please contact Katie Sickmann, Natural Resources Manager, or call: 715-483-3300