Thanks to our Forest Watch volunteers

Did you know DNR has dedicated volunteers who work specifically to encourage safe and fun recreation on DNR-managed lands?

Our Forest Watch volunteers act as a safe presence in DNR recreation areas and help DNR respond to potentially unsafe situations quickly. Next time you see a Forest Watch volunteer, be sure to thank them for their service.

Forest Watch volunteers help encourage safe recreation in the Capitol State Forest. Photo/ DNR.
Forest Watch volunteers help encourage safe recreation in the Capitol State Forest. Photo/ DNR.

Forest Watch volunteers

  • Provide information to visitors.
  • Monitor and observe trails, sites, and facilities.
  • Document and report safety concerns and suspicious or criminal activities.

Want to use your skills to be a Forest Watch volunteer?

Forest watch volunteers gain valuable experience serving visitors to DNR-managed lands.  They can also put their hours toward a free Discover Pass. Visit our website for more information.

To stay involved with our Recreation program, sign up for our monthly recreation e-newsletter.

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