William Henry Brener
Inducted November 3, 1995
Professional forester and leader in Wisconsin forestry, William Brener dedicated 41 years of distinguished service to Wisconsin’s forest resource. Beginning a career as forester for the Wisconsin Conservation Department in 1931, he served as Nursery Supervisor at Griffith State Nursery and as Chief of the State Nursery Program for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He is credited with the establishment and development of more than seven state nurseries which provided 900 million tree seedlings for reforestation of forest land in Wisconsin. Mr. Brener’s legacy lies in the current State Nursery Program instrumental in the ongoing reforestation of Wisconsin.