The Wisconsin Northern Highlands NMTC (WNH_NMTC) property consists of approximately 34,181 acres broken into four compartments located in Bayfield, Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett Counties in Northwestern Wisconsin. This property was purchased from Plum Creek in September of 2012. These timberlands have been intensively managed by the previous owners, have a good infrastructure of haul roads and are located in relative close proximity to several forest products markets.
|County||County Bayfield, Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett|
|Coordinates||N45 48’ 46” W91 7’ 53”|
|Previous Owner||Plum Creek|
|Dominant Forest Type||Mix of Northern Hardwoods, Aspen, Swamp Conifers a|
|Managing Consultant||Compass Land Consultants|
|Address||15433 County Road B Hayward, WI – 54843|
Hayward, Wisconsin is central to the four compartments that make up the WNH_NMTC property.
The WNH_NMTC property was formerly owned by Plum Creek. Over their 10 years of ownership, Plum Creek aggressively harvested the timberlands to produce a variety of forest products, as well as, implemented a lands sales program to subdivide and sell residential sites, hunting and recreational lands after harvests were complete. In 2011, Plum Creek agreed to sell a working forest conservation easement on a portion of their property in Sawyer County. This area is known as the Chippewa Flowage Forest. The easement was purchased by the State of Wisconsin for Conservation Purposes and to Promote Sustainable Forestry.
The forest on the WNH_NMTC property consists of a variety of timber types commonly found in the region. Northern Hardwoods, Aspen, Swamp Conifers and Pine make up the majority of forest cover present. Tag alder, open bogs, streams and beaver ponds are also found on the property.
Most of the WNH_NMTC property is enrolled in the Managed Forest Law program. As such, these lands are open to the public for hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking and sight-seeing. ATV’s ORV’s, Side-by-Side’s are prohibited from use at any time. Snowmobiles may be used on designated trails during the open season. Licensed highway vehicles (cars and trucks) are not permitted beyond closed gates, berms or roads posted closed. Hunting blinds on WNH_NMTC are to be portable in nature and removed daily. Tree stands and steps must be strap on and may not penetrate the trees bark.
The following maps have been saved in a geo-referenced format. This allows them to be opened on a smart phone or tablet App such as, “PDF Maps” by Avenza. When viewed using this App, your location shown is shown in reference to the map if you are in the map area. This is intended to provide the user with additional information about the WNH_NMTC property, such as access points, roads open to vehicular use and cover types.