The Emerald Ash Borer isn’t in Forest County yet, but they’re getting closer.  As you head out to cut your winter firewood please pay attention to these invasive beetles.

In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has detected emerald ash borer (EAB) for the first time in the following counties:

Florence County (Town of Fence),

Oconto (Town of Little Suamico),

Dunn (Town of Rock Creek),

Pepin (Towns of Lima and Waterville),

Price County (City of Park Falls), and Shawano (City of Shawano).

These are the newest county detections of 2020 for Wisconsin. There have also been 48 new municipal detections in counties where the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was previously detected.

To date, Wisconsin has found EAB in 58 of the state’s 72 counties. The entire state is part of the EAB federal quarantine area, so there will be no regulatory changes as a result of these detections.

Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at .