Near Deerbrook in Langlade County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Langlade County Forest
Wisconsin's First County Forest
On November 6, 1928, the voters of Langlade County passed a referendum to establish the first county forest in Wisconsin, leading the way for a permanent program of county forest management. The Langlade County Forest now totals over 125,000 acres. An additional 27 county forests statewide totaling nearly 2.3 million acres have helped once threatened forests develop into highly productive lands. These county forestry programs provide a stable basis for the state's forest products and recreation industries and serve to enhance water quality, improve wildlife environment, and ensure public enjoyment of a vital Wisconsin resource.
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 292.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in Veteran's Memorial Park, beyond and to the right of the entrance gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: N8375 Park Road, Deerbrook WI 54424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tolling Bell (approx. 8.1 miles away); Antigo Silt Loam (approx. 11.8 miles away); Mecikalski Stovewood Building (approx. 12½ miles away); Battle of Mole Lake (approx. 12.6 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Francis Augustine Deleglise (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Langlade County Forestry. History of the Langlade County Forest. "As a result of the clamor to conquer the wilderness, supply lumber to house the masses, and without proper forest management, the forests were nearly completely destroyed." (Submitted on July 29, 2010.)
This marker was originally located at a now closed wayside south of Antigo, Wisconsin.
— Submitted July 29, 2010.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 569 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.