A non-profit organization
We Value the Forest Environment
We are committed to sustainable forestry practices and the functions, products, and aesthetic values they provide for current and future generations.
We strive to provide opportunities for all consumers of forest resources to better understand sustainable forestry through stewardship, educational explorations and recreation.
We share a passion for learning through teaching, research, experience, and immersive educational opportunities.
We address forest resource management issues through science driven collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and perspectives.
Meet the Board of Directors
Tom Gaertner, President
Operates a tree farm
Mary Ann Buenzow, Vice President
Retired from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Ray Guries, Secretary
Professor Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
Robin Ginner, Treasurer
Executive Director, Trees for Tomorrow
Retired special education teacher
Executive Director, Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, Inc.
Wauwatosa City Attorney
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Chief Sustainability Officer - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
President, Friends of County Grounds Park
Owner, Wudeward Urban Forest Products
Firefly Real Estate
who we serve
We will create meaningful and achievable opportunities in education and recreation through thoughtful and innovative development of accessible trails, programs, and self-guided explorations in forest ecology and sustainable forestry.
Our goals include: