The school forest program serves as a
resource for all school forests in the state.
The program is coordinated by Gretchen Marshall, the
Wisconsin School Forest Education Specialist, who is part of the LEAF Program.
The school forest program and the Wisconsin School Forest Education Specialist
position are the result of a partnership between the Department of Natural
Resources – Division of Forestry and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental
Education in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.
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What is a school forest?
A school forest is an outdoor classroom.
A school forest is land registered through the state community forest program
and owned or controlled by a public or private school and used for
environmental education and natural resource management.
Does your school have a registered school forest?
List of Wisconsin School Forests
School Forests with Education Management Plans
Forestry & Outdoor Education Specialist
Contact Gretchen Marshall with any school
forest and outdoor education related inquiries.
Gretchen can be reached at
715-346-2633 or Gretchen.Marshall@uwsp.edu
Services provided to school forests include:
- Guidance and consultation in developing school forest programs and their education plans
- Connecting schools with forest management resources
- Networking and providing information for educators
- Professional development for educators, administrators, and natural resource managers
- Information about funding sources and education resources