Jane’s professional forestry work experiences include working as a county forester in Ashland County, County Forest Administrator in Ashland and Lincoln Counties and as Executive Director of the Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA). Jane is also a member of Society of American Foresters and Forest History Association of Wisconsin.
During her tenure with WCFA she served as Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Forestry, as a Board of Director for Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, on UWSP’s College of Natural Resources Forestry Faculty Advisory Committee, as a member of SFI’s State Implementation Committee, on the Board of Directors for Sustainable Resources Institute, on Wisconsin’s Federal Sustainable Forest Committee, and on the Board of Directors for Lake States Resource Alliance. Jane also represented forestry interests on several statewide advisory committees related to natural resource management.
Also, while serving as WCFA Executive Director, 27 of Wisconsin’s County Forests consistently exceeded the certification standards set by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). In addition, she served as co-lead on the Wisconsin Forest Practices Study, which stemmed from the Governor’s Forestry Economic Summit (Dec 2013).
Jane was actively engaged in USFS forestry practices in Wisconsin as a member of the Federal Sustainable Forestry Committee and served to coordinate meetings between County, State, and Federal land managers which helped facilitate Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) successes. She served also as a lead in the development of the Wisconsin Forest Tax Law Dispute Resolution Process.