Thomas Albrecht

Albrecht, a forester for the Department of Natural Resources in Shawano County for more than 30 years, oversees forest management on public lands and helps private landowners practice sustainable forestry. His duties include ensuring that trees are harvested sustainably and that areas are reforested. He also diagnoses tree diseases and fights forest fires. What fuels his passion? “The belief that every tree in every forest matters,” he says. Albrecht is a board member of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WAALSA).