By Glen Moberg
Thirty-nine acres of high quality forest have been donated to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from the estate of a well-known conservationist, planted sixty years ago with the help of students.
The 39-acre working forest was donated by the estate of George and Jeanette Rogers by their children, Jim and Jane. George Rogers was a Stevens Point native, a writer and a conservationist whose legacy stretches back decades, according to Christine Thomas, dean of the UWSP College of Natural Resources.
“We are very grateful to the Rogers family for this generous gift, and we are honored to carry on the legacy of stewardship that George started on the land more than 60 years ago,” she said.