Tyler Forks River is a Class II trout stream with bedrock outcrops and brook trout. Scott Taylor Creek flows through a steep valley with beaver activity.
One of these funds provides support for Landmark Conservancy, a land trust serving 20 counties in northwest Wisconsin, allowing them to use fund distributions wherever they are needed most, whether that is operations or programs. Below, learn more about one of their recent projects to preserve a stunning section of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Preserving Wisconsin’s wild and pristine beauty
This purchase is the Landmark Conservancy’s largest land acquisition that protects undeveloped forested areas and wetlands in northern Wisconsin, safeguarding the wild, pristine beauty and ecological diversity that we love about this region of the state.
As we develop recreational experiences, we are working closely with the State Park to complement their visitor experiences and are eager to provide hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities.
We purchased the land with grants from Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Forest Program, providing important protection of the Bad River Watershed and Lake Superior, and further protecting the natural resources of Copper Falls State Park.
A Palm Warbler perched on a branch. Photo by Carter Freymiller.
Pivoting to Host a Virtual “Grand Opening”
We got to work doing invasive plant surveys, designing and building trails, and constructing a parking area for visitors. We set a late spring date for a formal ‘grand opening’ and put our plans in motion.
And then, the world stopped spinning. Well, not quite; but we hit pause on our planning for a May gathering due to public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Watch for an NRF Field Trip of Tyler Forks with geologist Tom Fitz in 2021.
By Kristin Thompson, Advancement Director of Landmark Conservancy