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The LEAFlet is the monthly newsletter from LEAF – Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program.

Latest Issue

Fire Danger… High!

September 2023

Clear sunny summer days were replaced with a smoky haze. Drought. High fire danger. Burning bans. All of these were characteristics many people experienced over the past few months. While we normally think of spring as the most critical time for wildfires in Wisconsin, they can happen during summer and fall as well, due to seasonal drought and fallen dry, dead leaves. While the hazy skies didn’t result from local wildfires, in 2023 already there have been 924 wildfires that burned 4,390 acres in Wisconsin.

Previous Issues

August 2023: Welcome Back! Get the year started right with LEAF resources

June 2023: The Wisconsin School Forest Summit special edition

May 2023: Drones in the Forest

April 2023: April 28th is Arbor Day!

March 2023: Sap season in Wisconsin

February 2023: Showing some love for Wisconsin forest products

January 2023: New Year, New Resources

December 2022: Forest Health for the Holidays

November 2022: Sustainable Forests for Wisconsin Wildlife

October 2022: Celebrate Forest Products Month with Your Students!

September 2022: Forestry Education Resources for a New School Year

May 2022: The Educational Role of an Edible Forest

April 2022: Wisconsin’s Forests in an Era of Climate Change

March 2022: School Forest Spotlights

February 2022: What It’s Like to Be a Wildland Firefighter

January 2022: Strategies for Teaching Climate Change