Achieves National Land Trust Accreditation!
Northwoods Land Trust has been awarded accreditation by the national
Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This major milestone has
enabled NWLT to join the 230 land trusts (of 1,700) from across the
country awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008. Just seven
of the 50 land trusts in Wisconsin have now achieved accreditation.
The accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations
that meet rigorous national quality standards for protecting important
natural places and working lands forever. We are proud to now be
able to display the accreditation seal for excellence!
The Northwoods Land Trust
Thanks to Conservation Specialist Trisha Moore, and volunteer and member
John Seward, the Northwoods Land Trust is now on Facebook. Check
out the latest news and photos, watch for event announcements, and
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"Fiscal Cliff" deal expiring on enhanced federal income
tax benefits for conservation easement donations
When Congress passed the fiscal cliff deal at the beginning of 2013,
legislators renewed the enhanced income tax deduction for conservation
easements through 2013, and also retroactive to the beginning of 2012.
Unfortunately those benefits are set to expire again at the end of
2013. Check out the "What's Happening"
page for more information.
Conservation by Private Landowners can:
The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) is a
non-profit, tax-exempt conservation organization headquartered in Eagle
River, Wisconsin. We work with property owners who care about
their land so much that they want to see it protected long into the
future. The Northwoods Land Trust is a
Wisconsin Land Trust of the Year Award Recipient!
- Preserve Natural Shorelands
- Protect Critical Natural Areas
- Promote Sustainable Forest Management
- Conserve Natural Habitat
- Enhance Recreational Opportunities
- Provide for Lasting Enjoyment by Future Generations
NWLT encourages and accepts conservation
easements on property with natural or scenic resource values.
voluntary land protection
agreement (conservation easement) is granted, the land trust
provides long-term stewardship of the protected land so the resource
values are preserved in accordance with the landowner's wishes.
NWLT covers areas of Vilas, Oneida, Forest,
Florence, Iron and Price Counties, along with northern Langlade County,
in north central Wisconsin. This is the heart of Wisconsin's
northwoods lake country and includes one of the highest concentrations
of inland freshwater lakes in the world. This northwoods region,
however, is also being developed at one of the fastest rates in the
state. The time is critical to encourage private landowners
interested in leaving a lasting legacy of unspoiled land, forest, water
Now more than ever, we need your
participation to help protect our beautiful northwoods.
Please contact us to receive a FREE copy of
"For The Love of the Land... A Landowner's Conservation Guide to
Protecting Your Northwoods Property" at Northwoods Land Trust, P.O. Box
321, Eagle River, WI 54521-0321, (715) 479-2490, or
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emailed a question and have not heard back from us within a few days.)
100-foot Lot on Pickerel Lake FOR SALE by
NWLT! Donation and sale of this lake lot will support NWLT's
northwoods conservation efforts.