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Langlade County hopes to become new state forestry headquartersSubmitted: 05/25/2016
LANGLADE COUNTY - Langlade County wants to become the new home for the state's forestry headquarters.

Lawmakers have asked the DNR to consider moving headquarters from Madison to Northern Wisconsin.

Langlade County has submitted a proposal to be considered. The county thinks it makes sense to have the forestry headquarters in the area because Langlade County is very involved in forestry.

The county currently has a forestry-based economy and is surrounded by different forests.

"We have over 130,000 county owned acres along with 130,000 acres of privately managed forests," says Angie Close, director of the Langlade County Economic Development Corp.

The county is also home to Northcentral Technical College's Wood Technology Center.

Antigo's city administrator believes it would be good to have forestry leaders interact with people who use timber on a daily basis.

"Exchanging professional ideas between those who are making decision in the forestry industry with those who are just up and learning and starting their careers -I think that type of relationship is going to be invaluable not only for the university, but those who are leading the forestry industry will find great value in that," says city administrator Mark Desotell.

Other communities like Rhinelander and Tomahawk have also submitted proposals.

Story By: Karolina Buczek

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