Milaca School Forest Environmental Learning Center Committee


Committee Members
Keith Anderson                Milaca H.S. Science Department
Damian Patnode              Milaca H.S. Principal
Doug Olson*                   Milaca H.S. Agriculture Department
Charlie Plumadore*         Milaca H.S. Science Department
(Open)                           Milaca School Board Member
Leean Pietrzak                Milaca H.S. Agriculture Department
Paul Arens                      Milaca H.S. Physical Education Department
W. James Hendrickson     Retired School Forest Coordinator/Community                                          Member 

* School Forest Site Coordinator (DNR Contact)


Mission Statement:

This committee will strive to provide students with opportunities for hands-on application of curriculum content in an outdoor classroom setting, while following sound forest management strategies to create and maintain a diverse and stable ecosystem.


Committee Long Term Goals:

Informational Signs

  • Informational Sign at Forest Entrance
  • Planting Year Signs
  • Water Testing Location Signs for Ongoing Research
  • Tree Identification Stations
Tree Thinning/Selective Logging
Buckthorn Control
Orienteering Course
GPS Mapping
Food Plots
Bat and Bird Houses