Steigerwaldt specializes in forestland management, inventory, and valuation in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Our forestry staff prides itself on using the sustainable practices and emerging technologies that offer the greatest benefit to landowners, communities, and the natural environment.
Effective land management programs do not happen by accident; they are the result of a skilled staff of professionals working to do their best for landowners and their forest resources. With more than 325,000 acres of forestland under our management throughout the Lake States, we have a long history of understanding our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations, while upholding our own high standards of environmental stewardship.
Timber sale administration
Successful timber harvest administration requires careful planning and field layout, contract compliance, and close supervision. Our long working relationships with industry contacts, including professional loggers, and close monitoring of markets ensure the best results for our clients.
Timber incentive programs
Tax law programs reward landowners for sustainable forest management and harvesting practices. As DNR cooperating foresters, our certified plan writers can help you enroll in Wisconsin’s MFL program, Minnesota’s Sustainable Forest Incentive program, Michigan’s Commercial Forest program, and similar regional programs in order to make the most of your forest resources.
Comprehensive land management goes beyond managing trees. Our foresters act as intermediaries and experts in cases of encroachment issues, timber theft, and more.
Land and timber values are constantly changing. That’s why clients depend on us to stay on top of fluctuating markets. Our foresters use the latest data to develop reliable stumpage analyses, timber appraisals, forest fire damage appraisals, and more.
We have a reputation for accurate inventory results. Our state-of-the-art technology and approach to forest mapping and timber inventory ensure accurate, high-quality data and allow us to efficiently meet every project’s objective.
Expert witness testimony
Our foresters serve as expert witnesses in court cases involving a variety of timber and land valuation issues. We are experienced in working with legal counsel, preparing and analyzing data, and providing written and oral testimony regarding our work and expertise.
Tree disease diagnosis and protection
We work with landowners and agencies to identify insect and disease problems. Once the problem is correctly diagnosed, we handle treatment and protection in order to keep your forest, urban, or residential trees in top condition. With certified pesticide applicators on staff, our team abides by the highest industry standards.
GIS mapping tools and databases created by our staff provide clients with highly detailed property information for informed decision making. Pioneers of applying the technology to natural resources in the Lake States, we have experience in a broad range of GIS applications.
Using the latest equipment and technology with a foundation built on traditional techniques, we deliver reliable surveys to achieve our clients’ goals. Learn more.
Healthy trees are a vital part of a thriving city setting. We work with private landowners and governmental agencies to ensure the long-term viability of their urban forests.
Custom data solutions
Working closely with clients, we design custom databases and other systems that offer users unlimited options to analyze information.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Using unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, our technical specialists acquire high resolution, real-time aerial imagery and data that is used to enhance land management, real estate, environmental, and surveying projects. Learn more.
WDNR Forest Tax Law Dispute Resolution Process
The Wisconsin Forest Tax Law Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) provides a process for challenging forestry-related decisions on private lands enrolled in forest tax law programs.
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Our forestry professionals and advisors provide a comprehensive timberland investment services package that aids clients in making well informed investment decisions.
Our team of appraisers is trained in all aspects of natural resource valuation, from vast tracts of forestland to individual trees.
Specializing in project management, the Steigerwaldt staff provides a variety of real estate services to easily adapt to the diverse needs of a wide-ranging client base.
Decades of Experience. A History of Results.
In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services. Over several decades that vision has been upheld and expanded by an exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals with unsurpassed dedication to professional excellence and client satisfaction. While the business has grown and changed, our trademark hasn’t: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.LEARN MORE