Forestry, Parks & Recreation


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Park Creek Dam Reconstruction project
Douglas County Forestry Department
Douglas County, Wisconsin
Sealed bids will be received by the Douglas County Forestry Department, Attn: Mark Schroeder, 9182 East Hughes Avenue, PO Box 211, Solon Springs, Wisconsin 54873

A pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM, at Douglas County Forestry Department, 9182 East Hughes Avenue, Solon Springs, WI 54873. Attendance is highly recommended. Representatives of Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project

Bid Deadline and Opening: 11:00 AM, Friday, March 29, 2019


The primary responsibilities of the Douglas County Forestry Department are, on behalf of Douglas County residents, to:
  • Provide stewardship to forest resources
  • Develop and maintain recreational opportunities
  • Serve as an informational resource to the public

Management must balance local needs with broader State, national, and global concerns by integrating sound forestry and practices related to wildlife, fisheries, endangered resources, water quality, soil, and recreation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Douglas County Forestry Department is to enhance the quality of life in the county by ensuring long-term health, viability and productivity of County Forest lands, and providing many diverse recreational opportunities to our residents and visitors that meet the needs of current and future generations.

Protecting Resources

County forest resources should be protected from natural catastrophes such as fire, insect, and disease outbreaks, and human threats such as encroachment, over-utilization, environmental degradation, and excessive development. 

Forest resources are managed for environmental needs such as the protection of watersheds and rare plant and animal communities as well as the maintenance of plant and animal diversity. These same resources, however, also must provide for societal needs including recreational opportunities and production of raw materials for wood-using industries.