Community Development

UW-Madison Extension Community Development Educators provide educational programming to assist leaders, communities and organizations realize their fullest potential.

Below are a few projects and partnerships that Extension Iron County Community Development Educator Amy Nosal is currently involved in:

This online platform organized by Extension Iron County promotes information about local events and collaborates with inclusive programs.

Gogebic Range Community Conversations

Extension Iron County and the Gogebic Range Health Foundation co-host bi-monthly meetings for service providers of Iron County, WI and Gogebic County, MI to connect and exchange information about current program successes, concerns and opportunities.


Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts

ICORE is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting silent sport activities and opportunities throughout Iron County.  Extension Iron County works with ICORE on trail development projects and programs.

Practicing the Pause

Practicing the Pause is a self-care community of practice hosted by UW-Madison Extension Educators.  Extension Iron County co-hosts these weekly, 30-minute virtual spaces to practice a variety of techniques that support self-awareness and resiliency.


If you have any questions regarding Community Development in Iron County, please contact:

Amy Nosal
Community Development Extension Educator

Iron County Courthouse
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695
Fax: 715-561-2704

Local Partners

Iron County Development Zone Council
Gogebic Range Health Foundation

Iron County Demographics and Information

US Census Bureau – Iron County
County Rankings and Roadmaps – Iron County
Socioeconomic Profiles – Iron County

Good Reads

Iron County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2021-2025
Iron County Land & Water Resource Management Plan 2021-2030
State of Rural Wisconsin – 2018
Governors Blue Ribbon Report – 2020

Community and Economic Development

UW-Madison Extension Center for Community and Economic Development
UW-Superior Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

Local Government

UW-Madison Extension Local Government Center

Comprehensive Planning

Center for Land Use Education

Leadership Development

UW-Madison Extension Organizational Leadership Development
Leadership Wisconsin

Natural Resources

UW-Madison Extension Natural Resources

The Extension Iron County office is located on Ojibwe land.  Visit the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission website for more information about Ojibwe natural resource management within treaty-ceded territories (i.e., areas where Ojibwe tribes reserve their rights to hunt, fish and gather).

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