New Forestry Administrator Named 6/2/17
The Taylor County Forestry Department has a new administrator. Following the resignation of Russ Aszman, the previous assistant administrator Jake Walcisak was appointed as the new administrator at Friday’s, June 2nd Forestry and Recreation Committee meeting.
Jake told the committee that he is hoping to have 350 acres of logging available for 7 timber sales in autumn. Two loggers bid on the Pine Line Trail project, Jason Malchow bid $3.75 per ton and Randy Blomberg bid $4.08 per ton and was awarded the contract. Three other timber projects were awarded to the high bids with one contract going to Czarneski Forest Products, a second project bid to Brad Gumz Logging, and the highest value logging contract was awarded to McFarland Cascade.
Jake Walcisak told the forestry committee that McFarland Cascade is headquartered in Northwest U.S. but recently opened an office in Cameron, WI. The firm specializes in utility pole production and this particular logging project will involve thinning Red Pine which is large enough to be suitable for power poles. 3 new bidders were among the 6 logging companies which bid. McFarland will now subcontract the project with a logger from the area. Their top bid was for $73,975 for select cutting of prime Norway Pine in the Taylor County Forest.