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The Future of Wisconsin’s Forest Products Economy – Summary of Focus Group Discussions

In May 2021, the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, in its efforts to prepare for a Regional Economic Diversification Summit (REDS), held a series of two listening sessions during which a cross-sector group of landowners and forestry stakeholders from industry, community, education, government, environmental groups, and nonprofits met and discussed various issues concerning the industry. In addition, these listening sessions are part of a broader effort the Council is leading, along with our partners, to develop actionable strategies leading up to a REDS and other collaborative forestry initiatives. An evaluation team from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute analyzed data from 11 focus group discussions from the May listening sessions. This evaluation report highlights the key findings from those discussions.

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