Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Fouth of July

"The Fourth of July" is such an easy holiday to celebrate in Wisconsin. The theme, colors, and even lots of traditional foods and recipes are built right in. 4th of July red, white and blue accessories are everywhere! It's so easy to make your backyard the most colorful in town. Make a flag cake for your 4th of July Holiday celebration!"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Log it right!

Consult a trained forester in Wisconsin who will help you define goals for your woodlot. The DNR can provide limited free advice.Check a forester's years and type of experience; professional affiliations and training. Examine a logger's financial stability and records of timely payment; logging practi...ces; care of the site, roads, and remaining trees; safety record; and how salable timber is used. Be sure the logger has liability and workers' compensation insurance.Draw up a contract with both forester and logger. The WWOA has samples of such contracts. Have an attorney review the contracts.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wisconsin Black Bear Population on the Rise

Wisconsin Black Bear currently has a thriving black bear population, but that was not always the case. Prior to 1985, unlimited and increasing harvests caused the bear population to rapidly decline. Following a close of the bear season in 1985, and with the cooperation of major hunting organizations and the passage of authorizing legislation, a new system of bear hunting and harvest control began in 1986. Since then, the bear population in Wisconsin has nearly tripled.