Completed Project Report


Risk Management Education for Kickapoo Woods Cooperative

  • Award Amount: $24,000
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects

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Project Overview

The Kickapoo Woods Cooperative (KWC), a 504 member forestry cooperative encompassing 75,000 acres of Wisconsin forests, seeks to reduce their members’ risk factors through dedicated educational services. The coop’s membership, centered within the Kickapoo River watershed in Wisconsin’s Driftless area, is the primary audience for this educational endeavor, followed by a secondary audience of potential members.

This project addressed 3 of the primary sources of risk including Production Risk (forest management planning and activities), Financial Risk (timber and other revenue streams), and Human Risk (personal safety and forestland transition planning). We distributed 4 quarterly newsletters during the project period.  Recipients were informed of changing MFL (Managed Forest Law) legislation, and a variety of other forestry/landowner topics.  Eleven of our monthly E-Education Blasts went out informing recipients of upcoming events.  We hosted 22 safety and informational seminars with good attendance and positive feedback from participants.  Our foresters also led nine ‘woods walks’ with landowners, which provided one-on-one guidance for woodland management, and informed landowners about their property’s potential, management options, resource concerns, and opportunities for assistance.  

Number of Participants: 1220

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