Wisconsin's Forest Sustainability Framework (Framework) lays out a blueprint for gathering data to assess the sustainability of forests in Wisconsin. Although the Framework itself does not include any data, it does create a common language and unbiased set of metrics to discuss sustainability. The strength of the Framework lies in the fact that it was built by a distinguished group of individuals representing all facets of forestry: private landowner groups, conservation organizations, academic institutions, Native American tribes, industry, government, and non-profits. This is a document for all Wisconsinites, not just for particular groups or agencies.
The indicators found within this report provide a recipe for gathering information on the current status and trends of forests in Wisconsin. It is important to note that the measurements proposed in this Framework are not exhaustive and often cannot singularly indicate forest sustainability.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.