The Forestry Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Forestry Office. Beau Miller is the Forestry Committee Chairman.
Forestry Department hours are 7am to 3:30pm weekdays.
The Mohican Forest is considered to be among the finest in Northeastern Wisconsin. This stand of a 120 year old red oak shows the size and depth of the forest and shows the potential for future generations of Mohicans. A healthy forest is a diverse forest of species and all ages. The Stockbridge-Munsee forest is FSC certified through Rainforest Alliance.
The forested area of the Mohican Nation is 20,653 acres in size. The tribal land base totals 23,741 acres. Of this, the trust acres total 17,218 and the fee acres total 6,523. It is rich and varied with a wide variety of tree species occupying a glaciated landscape of both uplands and lowlands.
The forest is characteristic of both the northern conifer-hardwood and the central hardwood forests. Although this forest is located in the northern hardwood region of Wisconsin, there is a pronounced influence of southern plant species in its composition.
The forest is young, originating from around the turn of the century when Wisconsin was first clear-cut and burned.
Thirty one species of trees comprise seven general forest cover types. Eastern hemlock is the most abundant tree. The northern hardwood forest type covers more than 50% of the land base. Forested and non-forested swamps occupy about 20% of the land base. The remaining acreage is mixed with aspen, white birch, red oak and white pine.
The forest is managed by the Tribal Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A seven member forestry committee, one BIA forester and one Tribal forester propose management activities to the Tribal Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Forest management activities typically earn the tribe approximately $500,000 in stumpage income by harvesting 6,000 cords and 800,000 board feet annually. The forest has an estimated 250 million feet of standing timber volume.