Statewide, the forest industry in Wisconsin provides more than 64,000 jobs and has an output of $24.7 billion.
The WPC represents its members in forestry-related legislative and regulatory affairs seeking sound public policy for papermakers, the forest products community, and all who appreciate the benefits to society of sustainable, productive forestry.
All wood fiber, whether logs, market pulp or recycled fiber, originates in forests. Wood fiber is the paper industry’s most basic resource and indispensable ingredient. The Wisconsin Paper Council’s forestry focus is on assuring that a predictable, economical supply of pulpwood is available from public and private resources to produce commercially suitable wood fiber for society’s diverse paper and wood product needs.
Our trade association recognizes the diverse benefits that sound forestry produces: protection and enhancement of water, air and soil quality, (producing habitat for diverse flora and fauna) aesthetics and recreation including hiking and trail use, hunting and fishing, camping, and nature appreciation.
We proudly partner with other forest industry advocacy organizations including the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, Lake States Lumber Association, Lakes States Federal Timber Purchasers, Wisconsin Consulting Foresters, the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, the Wisconsin County Forests Association, and the U.S. Forest Service.
WPC also participates on educational advisory committees to LEAF (Learning, Experiences and Activities in Forestry) at the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UW-Stevens Point and Project Learning Tree. Working together with a wide diversity of forestry organizations, the Wisconsin Paper Council continues to be a leader in sustainable forestry advocacy.