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Northwoods Land Trust
P.O. Box 321       
Eagle River, WI  54521 
(715) 479-2490

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) covers areas of Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron, and Price Counties in northern Wisconsin.


NWLT Achieves National Land Trust Accreditation!

The 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 goes social!

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 "Like" us at

"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.

Voluntary Land Conservation

Voluntary Conservation by Private Landowners can:
  - Preserve Natural Shorelands
  - Protect Critical Natural Areas

  - Promote Sustainable Forest Management
  - Conserve Natural Habitat
  - Enhance Recreational Opportunities
  - Provide for Lasting Enjoyment by Future Generations

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!

NWLT encourages and accepts conservation easements on property with natural or scenic resource values.  After a 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 and wildlife. 

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

(Please note:  due to sensitive spam filters on our email host server, please give us a call if you've emailed a question and have not heard back from us within a few days.)


FOR SALE - 100-foot Lot on Pickerel Lake FOR SALE by NWLT!  Donation and sale of this lake lot will support NWLT's northwoods conservation efforts.