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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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Storm closures on the Great Divide Ranger District

Portions of the Great Divide Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest sustained heavy damage during a storm that took place on the evening of July 11, 2016.

Prescribed Fire Management

Burning Tree.

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.

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Non-Native Invasive Species

Honeysuckle Plant

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

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