Reporter Nick Penzenstadler and photojournalist William Glasheen traveled to northern Wisconsin to document the problems facing the national forest. Our three-part series examines Wisconsin’s rich logging heritage and what many view as a squandered resource that could spur much-needed jobs.
PART 1: A lack of timber harvest in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest pits loggers and mill owners against ecologists straining to protect wildlife and foster silent sports. CONTINUE READING
PART 2: Residents of 11 counties that include parts of the national forest have captured the attention of an unlikely politician in Congress. CONTINUE READING
PART 3: Western wildfires have sapped the U.S. Forest Service’s budget for managing and harvesting timber in northern Wisconsin and other states. CONTINUE READING