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Our Mission

The mission of UW-Stevens Point's Wisconsin Forestry Center is to promote vibrant, sustainable forests and forest-based economies through:

  • coordinating, creating, and disseminating professional training, certificate, and credentialing programs,
  • devising and implementing novel approaches to workforce recruitment and development,
  • conducting stakeholder-directed applied research, and
  • partnering with the professional forestry community to develop and administer public outreach.

WFC Staff

​​We can be reached at wfc@uwsp.edu or see our staff directory below.



Les Werner
Director 
Professor of Urban and Community Forestry
715-346-4189


Bethany Slembarski
Administrative Assistant
715-346-3305



Megan Espe
Associate Director​
715-346-4509


Susan Barrett
Outreach Specialist
715-346-4176
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Jared Schroeder
High School Program Manager
715-346-2084



Keith Turnquist
Workforce Development Program Manager
715-346-3252



Zoe Kaminsky
Research Assistant




Forestry Faculty and Instructors

​The WFC works closely with faculty and instructors in the forestry discipline in the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.

Laura Anderson McIntyre
Associate Professor of Forest Recreation


Mike Demchik
Professor of Silviculture


Sophie Demchik
Instructor


Paul Doruska
Professor of Forest Measurements




Melinda Vokoun
Associate Professor of Forest Economics
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Michael Tiller
Associate Professor of Forest and 
Fire Management




Holly Petrillo
Professor of Forest Health








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