Forest Restoration

Forest Restoration (HMO2C)

Location: Boulder Junction, WI 54512 Vilas County
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N 46° 2.85', W 89° 39.264'

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The Beginning

This place on Trout Lake was selected by E. M. Griffith, Wisconsin's first State Forester, as the headquarters for the program in forest restoration of the State Board of Forestry.

Early in 1911, a civil service examination was given and the first forest rangers were appointed. Their primary duties were to initiate a tree planting program to protect forest lands from fire. Both of these activities have now spread over the entire state.

It was on this site that the first seed beds (pine of local origin) were sown. Although some preparatory work had been done in 1910, the ground was actually broken in 1911. The first planting stock was lifted in 1913.

Any measure of success which has been or will ever be attained in the restoration of the forest resources in this state had its tangible beginning here.

Erected 1963 by Wisconsin Conservation Department
HM NumberHMO2C
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number123
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Conservation Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 294642 N 5102750
Decimal Degrees46.04750000, -89.65440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 2.85', W 89° 39.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 2' 51.00" N, 89° 39' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4125 Forest Headquarters Rd, Boulder Junction WI 54512, US
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