Forests in the Spotlight
4:00 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Videos Highlight WI National Forest

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, in partnership with Nicolet Area Technical College, has produced seven promotional videos featuring the state's only national forest.  The short videos were created by Digital Graphics students as a way to help people to learn more about the forest's recreational opportunities and history.

Forest spokesperson Suzanne Flory says they wanted to have a new way to see the forest.

“Let people know about the Chequamegon-Nicolet forest in a creative way that lots of audiences could see.  And so we partnered with Nicolet College students to create short promo videos.  And they’re just a couple minute long - each video - that highlight different recreational opportunities throughout the forest.” 

She says there's no restrictions on using the videos to help get the word out about recreational opportunities. She says the students used a variety of production techniques from animation to quick pictures.

“There’s one about the history of the forest which is really neat, because it shows some old black and white photos that actually come alive with some video clips. And then it comes up to where we are now, 80 years later since it’s the 80 year anniversary of the forest.”

The videos are available on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website