The Fond du Lac Forestry program represents a collaboration between different disciplines and strives for a blend of the best of forest management, fire management, and public education. The department has been entrusted with maintaining the health of forested Reservation lands.
Forest management involves a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to habitat improvement for wildlife, increasing or maintaining biodiversity, the preservation of natural cultural resources, and the development of commercial timber and related timber sales and reforestation programs.
The program is also responsible for protecting resources through wildland fire suppression, fire prevention education, and fuels management. This includes the responsible reintroduction and use of prescribed fire.
Finally, the Fond du Lac Forestry and Firewise programs seek to share information with area residents about local forest management practices, wildfire prevention, and wildfire preparedness around the home consisting of both hand and mechanical fuels reduction.
Our mission is to manage Fond du Lac’s Natural Resources to achieve the needs and desires of the Band while maintaining ecosystem health and integrity.
With respect, pride, honesty, trust, safety and communication we will not only become stronger as an organization but wiser and more skillful to the community and other departments, that see what we do and how we do the things we do!
Steven Olson, Forester
Christian Nelson, Forester