Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Be Aware of Timber Sales on Tribal Lands

The SCC Forestry Department would like everyone to know of two timber sales that are currently active on Tribal lands.

Please be safe, especially when traveling on Makwa Lane and Aspen Lane to Indian Lane, because logging trucks will be driving through these areas.

The purpose of the logging is to promote and improve wildlife habitat for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse and for other bird species, while also improving the Tribal forest through removal of diseased and infected trees.

With the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) located in Oneida County, right next to Forest County, we are putting an emphasis on removing White Ash trees. Not all White Ash will be removed. Black Ash, which has cultural value to some Tribal Members, also will not be cut.

If you have any questions regarding timber harvesting activities, firewood and balsam bough gathering locations on the Tribal Reservation or Tribal fee lands, please contact Jason Quade, SCC Forestry Director, or Roger Weber, Natural Resources Technician at 715-478-7560.