Member Services Overview
As a private landowner cooperative, we work FOR LANDOWNERS. We know the local markets, the goverment regulations, and most importantly, we know local forests. We can help you make sense of your options.
Information and Guidance
Through our educational events, landowner woods walks, and quarterly newsletter, we’ll keep you informed and give you the resources and guidance to support utilization, stewardship, and enjoyment of your woods.
Skills and Knowledge
Whether you have questions about the Managed Forest Law MFL) program, want to learn about forest restoration options, manage invasive species, or sell timber, we can help you meet your management goals.
Sharing and Networking
Members are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from each other through site visits and meetings. We all benefit from learning and networking with a dynamic group of engaged woodland owners. Join us!
WE WORK FOR YOU
Your stewardship goals are our priority
What do you want from your forest?
KWC employs professional foresters. Their expertise and knowledge base have been helping landowners in the Driftless Region manage their forest resources effectively and sustainably for over seventeen years. You can count on Kickapoo Woods Coop to help meet your management goals and objectives.
Our Services Include:
- Timber marking and inventory
- Timber sale Advertising and harvest oversight
- Reforestation consultating
- Managed Forest Law (MFL) plan writing
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Forest Stewardship plans
- Natural resource mapping
- Cost sharing assistance for forest management activities
- Timber stand improvement marking and consultation
- Timber Appraisals and Tax Basis Estimations
- Forest road layout and design
We offer classes, events, workshops, and a quarterly newsletter in an effort to provide information, resources and guidance to support the utilization, stewardship, and enjoyment of your woodlands. Members of KWC can enjoy discounts on programs and have access to valuable management resources.
Chainsaw Safety Training
Chainsaw Safety training workshops are offered annually. These workshops are designed to minimize woodland worker injury and improve efficiency. Trainings are lead by certified SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) instructors. Participants who successfully complete a course level will receive SAWW certification. There are 4 Levels offered by Kickapoo Woods Cooperative. Our calendar of events lists training schedules and space availability.
Landowner Woods Walks:
One of the most acclaimed benefits of KWC membership is the woods walk. One of our professional foresters will walk your woods with you, tell you what they see, and reflect on the management goals you share with them. This service is also available for a fee for non-members. Contact us for current rates and availability.
Forest Products and Maintenance Workshops.
KWC also holds workshops and seminars on important topics regarding the effective maintenance and utilization of your forests. Topics such as shiitake mushrooms cultivation, maple syrup production, forest health, and forest taxes are just a few of the programs offered. Visit our calendar to view upcoming programs.
Key Services We Offer
MFL and Forest Stewardship Plan Writing
Forestry Consultations and Advocacy
Timber Sale Setup, Marketing, and Administration
Whether you want to enter the State’s Managed Forest Law Program, learn about forest restoration, invasive species control or sell timber, the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative has the skills and knowledge to help you meet your goals.
“Our property is scheduled to be reviewed as per the MFL this year. I felt that joining KWC would help us learn more and streamline the process for us by helping us understand what needs to be done and the ways to achieve that.”KWC Member