Baldwin-Woodville School District
Established 2010

Mission Statement:

The Giezendanner School Forest will serve as a school and community resource.  The forest will be used to offer hands-on learning opportunities, enhance student awareness, and encourage appreciation of the natural world.


On August 10, 2010 the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District was bequeathed 96 acres from the estate of Mary J. Giezendanner; what a generous gift! The

school district had the
option to use the land as they saw fit. Thankfully, the Baldwin-Woodville School Board decided to keep the land and utilize it as a school forest and a school forest committee was formed. Interviews with Giezendanner’s neighbors, Janet Lund and Dennis Duckworth, indicated that the Giezendanners were wonderful neighbors who served as a second set of parents to the children in the neighborhood, they themselves were childless.  Earl loved the 

woods and forestry; he was constantly working in his woods. His landowner objectives as found on his managed forest lands stewardship plan were: to grow a mixture of hardwoods and white pine for timber products, return the land to its original condition, provide wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities. These goals will be continued by the Giezendanner School Forest committee with the addition of a strong educational component.

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From Baldwin:

  • Head south on HWY 63 until you reach 30th Ave. Turn left on 30th, after crossing Cty Rd BB the entrance to the school forest is the first driveway on the left.
  • Official address: 2424 30th Ave.

From Woodville:

  • Take Cty Rd BB south out of Woodville.  Continue to 30th Ave. Turn left on 30th, the entrance to the school forest is the first driveway on the left.

The 76 acre parcel is being developed as an outdoor classroom.

The 20 acre parcel is on the corner of Cty Hwy BB and Cty Hwy N.

The public is encouraged to explore the forest during daylight hours. Hunting and the use of motorized vehicles is prohibited.