Read About this Week's Good Neighbor Authority Tour with Senator Baldwin

Friday, August 26, 2016

This week Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin toured an active logging site in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to highlight the importance of Good Neighbor Authority. The tour included members from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, the forest products industry, and local loggers.

Good Neighbor Authority allows state forestry agencies to enter into cooperative agreements with the U.S. Forest Service to perform forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration services on National Forest System lands. The 2015 agreement between the Wisconsin DNR and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest was one of the first master agreements to be signed in the country.

“Today I saw firsthand how the Good Neighbor Authority benefits our northern Wisconsin timber economy and improves forest management in the Badger State," said Senator Baldwin.