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About the Chequamegon-Nicolet

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

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

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Prescribed Fire Management

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After many years of fire exclusion, the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies are working to restore ecosystems with fire. Many native plants in northern Wisconsin have unique adaptations that allow them to withstand fire and even thrive after it. This allows the wildlife who depend on these plants for food and shelter to also thrive.


MVUM 2018

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is pleased to announce the release of the official 2018 Motor Vehicle Use Map.


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Non-Native Invasive Species

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Learn about the variety of non-native invasive species across the forest.


See a map of where non-native invasive plants can be found.

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