Member Services Overview
The Kickapoo Woods Cooperative offers numerous beneficial services to it’s members. From educational and forestry management services KWC proves itself a valuable partner in Sustainable Forest Management.
Information and Guidance
Through our educational events, landowner woods walks, and quarterly newsletter, KWC provides the information, resources and guidance to support utilization, stewardship, and enjoyment of your own woodlands.
Skills and Knowledge
Whether you want to enter the State’s MFL (Managed Forest Law) Program, learn about forest restoration, invasive species control or sell timber, the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative has the skills and professional knowledge to help you meet your management goals.
Learning and Networking
Support sustainable forestry and the work of KWC by becoming a cooperative member. Get the benefits of learning and networking with a dynamic group of engaged woodland owners.
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 sale marking and inventory
- Timber sale marketing and oversight
- Forest restoration consultation
- Preparation of Wisconsin Managed Forest Law (MFL) plans
- Preparation of Natural Resources Conservation Service funded Forest
- Forest Stewardship plans
- Natural resources mapping
- Help to find cost sharing for forest management activities
- Timber stand improvement marking and consultation
- Tree planting consultation
Invasive species control consultation
Forest road layout and design
KWC Educational Services.
Kickapoo Woods Coop offers 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
Kickapoo Woods Cooperative coordinates Chainsaw Safety training workshops 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. (link)
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 our office 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, maple syrup, emerald ashborer infestation, tax seminars, and forest thinning are just a few of the ever popular programs offered by Kickapoo Woods Coop Education services. Visit our calendar to view upcoming programs. (link)
Key Services We Offer
KWC offers many beneficial services to landowners here are some key services:
MFL Plan Writing
Stewardship Plan Writing
Timber Sale Administration
Wildlife Habitat Restoration Plans
Ecosystem Restoration Plans
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