Wisconsin Sells 72 Acres of Peninsula State Park’s Trees for $15,000

Published on October 24, 2015 – WBAY-TV ABC Green Bay 

Wisconsin has sold 72 acres of Peninsula State Park’s trees for $15,000, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The money will be not be returned to Peninsula State Park, but will be deposited into Wisconsin’s conservation fund, which pays for general state parks program operations, according to Paul Holtan, a communications specialist at DNR.

Initially Action 2 News spoke to Bill Ruff, a forester with the Wisconsin DNR who said the money would be going into the state’s general fund. Action 2 news learned Oct. 27, that Ruff misspoke and meant the state’s general park fund.

According to Wisconsin Statute 28.08, all income from state forest lands shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the conservation fund.

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