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About WI ACF

Wisconsin ACF

Keeping Wisconsin Strong

The Wisconsin Chapter of Consulting Foresters was formed in 1980 with Edward F. Steigerwaldt, Sr. as the first Wisconsin Chapter President. As an early member of the National ACF, Ed quickly saw the need for highly-skilled consultant foresters to work with private land owners. Collectively the Wisconsin ACF represents forest interests in the state.

Member Benefits

  • Attend state meetings to stay up-to-date with industry knowledge & enroll in continuing education courses.
  • Connect with like-minded consulting foresters right here in Wisconsin, to network and mentor one another.
  • Receive the benefits of the National ACF organization network.

Membership in the National ACF is a requirement to join the Wisconsin ACF chapter.

ACF History

A Network of Professional Foresters

Founded in 1948 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Foresters in Boston, The Association of Consulting Foresters was created to link a network of consulting foresters to one another. ACF Foresters are selected based on the highest standards and provide professional insights & expertise with each other as well as with anyone in need of their vast list of services.

ACF Leadership

ACF Members featured on Leadership Nature Podcast

Tom Davidson, Leadership Expert and Forester, has put out a podcast every Wednesday featuring talented ACF members! Leadership Nature is a “one-of-a-kind source helping new managers hit the ground running, keeping valued executives on track, and accelerating teams and teamwork for natural resource professionals.” On these podcasts, you’ll be able to listen to the many stories of how our members got into the forestry industry, give advice for younger, aspiring foresters, how ACF has helped better their career, and so much more!

Become an ACF member, and you'll have more than 600 new colleagues and advisers who will join you each time you enter the forests you manage.