Stewardship agreement brings together tree-huggers and lumberjacks

Matt Dallman guided his four-wheel drive truck up a narrow, snow-covered road in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Forest County.

Dallman, the director of conservation for the Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, pointed to a cluster or stand of red pines, which would soon be converted into two-by-four boards as part a program he’s spearheading.

“The Nature Conservancy is managing 380 acres here,” Dallman said. “We’re going to be harvesting just short of 2 million board feet, and that will equate to about $370,000 of revenue.”