Langlade County Forest - Wisconsin's First County Forest
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 19.724 W 089° 06.278
16T E 335074 N 5021624
Langlade County Forest Marker in Veteran's Memorial Park, Deerbrook. Park entrance is at N45°19.889' W089°06.461', corner of CR-J and Pence Lake Rd, E. of 45, N. of Antigo.
Waymark Code: WM22B6
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 08/23/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
Views: 20

Thanks to Steve Herrick for the info on where the marker was moved to after the wayside on Hwy 45 was closed.

By the 1920s, the once vast forests of Wisconsin had been reduced from more than 30 million acres to about 2 million through farm clearing and lumbering practices that left large cut-over areas. In 1927 the Wisconsin legislature passed the County Forest Reserve Law, which permitted counties to acquire lands because of tax delinquency or other reasons for the purpose of establishing county forest reserves.

On November 6, 1928, the voters of Langlade County passed a referendum to establish the first county forest in Wisconsin, leading the way for a permanent program of county forest management. The Langlade County Forest now totals over 125,000 acres. An additional 27 county forests state wide totaling nearly 2.3 million acres have helped once threatened forests develop into highly productive lands. These county forestry programs provide a stable basis for the state's forest products and recreation industries and serve to enhance water quality, improve wildlife environment, and ensure public enjoyment of a vital Wisconsin resource.
County: Langlade

Location: Park

MarkerID: 292

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