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.
School Forest Annual Report 2016.pdf
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 Current School Forests
List of School Forests With A Management Plan
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