Vilas County Wisconsin
Government Services


Contact Information

John Gagnon, CF
Forest Administrator

Constance Valkenaar
Administrative Secretary

Dale Mayo
Recreation Administrator

James Jefferson
Forest Technician

Phone: 715.479.5160
Fax: 715.479.5573

The mission of the Vilas County Forest Natural resources, such as those provided by the Vilas County Forest, are the base for addressing the ecological and socioeconomic needs of society. The mission of the County Forest is to manage, conserve, and protect these resources on a sustainable basis for present and future generations.

Vilas County Forest resources should be protected from natural catastrophes such as fire, insect and disease outbreaks, and from human threats such as encroachment, over-utilization, environmental degradation and excessive development. While manage for environmental needs including watershed protection, protection of rare plant and animal communities, and maintenance of plant and animal diversity, these same resources must also be managed and provide for sociological needs, including provisions for recreational opportunities and the production of raw materials for wood-using industries.

Management must balance local needs with broader state, national and global concerns through integration of sound forestry, wildlife, fisheries, endangered resources, water quality, soil, and recreational practices. Management will provide this variety of products and amenities for the future through the use of sustainable forest management practices.

Forestry Documents

15 Year Plan Chapter 900 Outdoor Recreation Plan

15 Year Forest Managment Plan

Adobe Acobat Required

Hunter/Hiking Trail Maps

Real Estate Bid Forms



Public Notice Invitation For
Bids Vilas County Real Estate

Timber Sale Forms