Black River State Forest

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Black River State Forest
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Black River State Forest Wisconsin Entrance.jpg
Campgrounds entrance
Map showing the location of Black River State Forest
Map showing the location of Black River State Forest
Map showing the location of Black River State Forest
Map showing the location of Black River State Forest
LocationJackson, Wisconsin, United States
Nearest cityBlack River Falls, Wisconsin
Coordinates44°18′29″N 90°37′27″W / 44.30806°N 90.62417°W / 44.30806; -90.62417Coordinates: 44°18′29″N 90°37′27″W / 44.30806°N 90.62417°W / 44.30806; -90.62417
Area67,070 acres (271.4 km2)
Established1957
Governing bodyWisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Websitehttps://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/blackRiver/

Black River State Forest is a state forest located in the western half of Jackson County, Wisconsin near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A.. It is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The park has campsites, trails, and allows for hunting, ATV, and canoeing.[1] It is at the edge of the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, and is more rugged than what is found in the eastern half of the county.[2]

Entrance sign

Environmental management[edit]

Each year, around 1000 acres (4.05 km2) of forest in the park are used for logging. Logs are harvested for regeneration of the forest via selective cutting.[3]

In 2015 and 2016, elk were reintroduced into the park.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black River State Forest". dnr.wi.gov. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. April 19, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  2. ^ Ed Anderson, Karen Anderson. "4". Regional Assessment of the Wisconsin Driftless Natural Division (PDF) (Report). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. pp. 50–52. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2019-04-22.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Black River State Forest Visitor Guide 2016 (Guide Pamphlet). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 2016. Retrieved 2019-04-22.

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