Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2006-2020

General Information

The Douglas County Forestry Department takes great pleasure in announcing that the Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2006-2020 with its supporting Access Management Plan and Appendixes, has been completed after years of planning and development.

The Plan was approved by the Douglas County Forest, Parks, and Recreation Committee on February 25, 2008 and formally presented to and approved by the full County Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2008.  Final approval by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry was received on May 13, 2008.

The Plan reflects the uniqueness of the Douglas County Forest and presents how it will be managed, used and developed, how it will look, and the benefits it will provide over the course of the 2006 - 2020 planning period.  It is intended to inform both the public and resource managers of the many planned uses and management activities of the Forest.  The Department is committed to sustainable management; an approach that incorporates ecological, economic, and social benefits for current and future generations.

All documents on this site may be viewed and downloaded as PDF (Portable Document Format) files with an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free plug-in for your internet browser which you can download from Adobe.

To download and review the Plan on this website please click the “Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2006-2020” link below.  Because of file size, the Plan has been divided into pieces to make it more manageable and many of the files have been optimized for faster download time. 

Douglas County Forest Comprehensive Land-Use Plan 2006-2020

Please contact the Douglas County Forestry Department at (715) 378-2219 or E-mail  for inquiries regarding opportunities for review of the Plan in hardcopy format.  Bound hard copies and digital copies are also available for purchase by contacting the Department.  Hard copies are priced at $35.00 for the Document and $40.00 for the Document Appendixes (Chapter 900).  Digital copies on CD media are available free of charge.

Jon Harris
Director of Forestry & Natural Resources
Douglas County Forestry Department