Our Mission

The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) promotes conservation by private landowners for natural shorelands, woodlands, wetlands and other natural resources, as public benefits for present and future generations in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron and Price Counties and the surrounding region.

Annual Meeting included Crawling Stone Woods Dedication

The Northwoods Land Trust held its 2014 Annual Meeting on Friday, June 6 at the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Center. Following a light lunch where participants were able to meet the NWLT Board of Director.

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2014AnnualMeeting&CrawlingStoneDed 037President Mary Schwaiger, Conservation Committee Chair Dan Wisniewski, and Education Committee Chair Meta Reigel presented a virtual tour of NWLT’s projects and activities with Executive Director Bryan Pierce.

Check out our 2013-14 NWLT Annual Report.

Following the meeting we carpooled to take a short hike and dedicate the newly-acquired Crawling Stone Woods conservation property near the south shoreline of Crawling Stone Lake. This 42.4-acre property was gifted to the Northwoods Land Trust by Richard Galaty and George and Carol Schneider in December.  Special thanks to George Schneider and Diane Galaty for taking the time to join us for the dedication!

Please visit our NWLT-owned Properties page to see a map of this new conservation area.



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Do you love to hike in the woods and make observations of the natural world around you?  Are you searching for a way to volunteer out-of-doors?  Do you enjoy seeing new places in the northwoods and meeting conservation-minded people?  Then volunteering to monitor protected properties for the Northwoods Land Trust might be the perfect fit for you!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Trisha or Bryan at (715) 479-2490.  The Northwoods Land Trust is also looking for volunteers in other areas including: fundraising, surveying and land stewardship (on NWLT-owned properties).

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!WellensteinHikePhoto

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.

Now more than ever, we need your participation to help protect our beautiful northwoods.

Please contact us at Northwoods Land Trust, P.O. Box 321, Eagle River, WI 54521-0321, (715) 479-2490, or nwlt@northwoodslandtrust.org.

(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.)

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