Forestry & Wildlife

715-779-3795       36395 Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814
The Forestry and Wildlife Department is a crucial part of Red Cliff's committment to protecting and maintaining it's natural resources. Forestry and Wildlife staff is responsible for a wide variety of work:

  • Maintain trail camera stations for wildlife monitoring and research
  • Research endangered American Marten population dynamics
  • Collaborate with BIA on forest management planning and prescribed fire planning
  • Review timber harvest proposals for parcels within reservation boundary (including non-tribally owned land)
  • Participate in trainings to advance the wildlife and forestry program: wildland firefighter training, nuisance bear workshop, sharp tailed grouse trapping, American marten trapping, First Aid/CPR
  • Installing and monitoring bat boxes of various designs
  • Youth Outreach
  • Hanging and monitoring marten/fisher nest boxes (30) with video borescope
  • Monitor bluebird boxes at the farm
  • Investigate wildlife/forestry complaints and rare animal sightings
  • Frog Bay Tribal National Park
    • Assist in trail building and maintenance
    • Lead tours
    • Set up camera traps to document wildlife in the park
    • Conduct forest inventory
  • Identifying and marking sugar maples for sugarbush at new Tribal properties
  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Plan
  • Forest thinning project at Red Cliff community clinic
  • White pine release project near Bresette Hill Road
  • Drafting of MOU with APHIS - Wildlife Services, approved by Tribal Council in 2013
  • Chicago Creek fish passage project at culvert on Blueberry Road
  • Restoration of NADF water outlet to Red Cliff Creek, stopping active erosion at the site (NADF partnered with Red Cliff on this project)
  • Eagle Bay Beach Walkway
  • Development of Wolf Protection Plan
Wildlife Videos
Find wildlife and trail cam videos on the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Youtube page.