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About the Chequamegon-Nicolet

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's northwoods. The Forest Service manages the land for multiple uses, including forestry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, special forest products gathering, fisheries and wilderness and natural areas.

The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor and Vilas counties, while the Nicolet side of the forest covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida and Vilas counties.

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2019 Blowdown

Truck in front of trees blown down by the 2019 storm

Cleanup continues from the windstorm that passed through the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District in July 2019.

Explore the Clean Air and Water of the Northwoods

Learn about air quality throughout the region.

National Forest air and water programs work with federal, state, local, tribal and nongovernmental agencies to improve the overall health of the regional ecosystem.