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Near Boulder Junction in Vilas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Forest Restoration

The Beginning

 
 
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By Keith L, September 13, 2010
1. Forest Restoration Marker
Inscription. This place on Trout Lake was selected by E. M. Griffith, Wisconsin's first State Forester, as the headquarters for the program in forest restoration of the State Board of Forestry.

Early in 1911, a civil service examination was given and the first forest rangers were appointed. Their primary duties were to initiate a tree planting program to protect forest lands from fire. Both of these activities have now spread over the entire state.

It was on this site that the first seed beds (pine of local origin) were sown. Although some preparatory work had been done in 1910, the ground was actually broken in 1911. The first planting stock was lifted in 1913.

Any measure of success which has been or will ever be attained in the restoration of the forest resources in this state had its tangible beginning here.

Erected 1963 by Wisconsin Conservation Department

 
Erected 1963 by the Wisconsin Conservation Department. (Marker Number 123.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 2.85′ N, 89° 39.264′ W. Marker is near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, in Vilas
Forest Restoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
2. Forest Restoration Marker
County. Marker is on Forest Headquarters Road 0.2 miles west of County Road M, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4085-4145 Forest Headquarters Road, Boulder Junction WI 54512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Forest Patrol Flight (approx. 1.2 miles away); Snowmobile (approx. 7.2 miles away); Devils Lake Vista Subcontinental Divide (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Million Penny Parade (approx. 10.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Division of Forestry. (Submitted on September 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Sign near Forest Restoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 13, 2010
3. Sign near Forest Restoration Marker
Trout Lake Forestry Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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