Forestry

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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.

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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

“Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration” Film Screening – St. Croix Falls

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
230 South Washington Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 United States
Free

Join Wild Rivers Conservancy for a screening of the documentary film “Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration”. This film reveals the importance of native species and investigates the steps needed to supply…

Fall Colors Paddle

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
307 Milltown Rd
Taylors Falls, MN 55084 United States
$65

Fall is in full swing! Paddle the wild and scenic St. Croix River with the Conservancy’s Climate Resiliancy Specialist Alexis Monti and learn about the lives of the trees and…

“Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration” Film Screening – Stillwater

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
224 Third Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
Free

Join Wild Rivers Conservancy for a screening of the documentary film “Native Seeds: Supplying Restoration”. This film reveals the importance of native species and investigates the steps needed to supply…

For more information, please contact our Natural Resources Manager, 715-483-3300