NWLT representatives are participating in theseIMG_0270 2018 events:

Northwoods Sustainability Fair, EARTH DAY April 22nd at Nicolet College.

Conservation Easement Volunteer Monitor Training, Thursday, May 3rd at the Northwood Golf Course, Rhinelander.

Lac du Flambeau Lakes Fest – 22nd Anniversary! Saturday, June 16th at the Lake du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Center, Hwy. 47 west of downtown Lac du Flambeau.

Northwoods Land Trust ANNUAL MEETING – noon on Friday, June 22nd – featuring the Van Vliet Lake Conservation Area dedication! Location – at the Town of Presque Isle Community Center, Vilas County.

Forest Fest, Saturday,July 28th at Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Education Center, Eagle River.

Paddle & pontoon boat excursion on Springstead Lake, featuring an Iron County conservation easement project – Thursday, August 23rd. This event is part of the statewide Land Trust Days celebration highlighting the voluntary conservation work of land trusts throughout Wisconsin!

Gile Flowage paddle tour – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12th at the Gile Park, southwest of Hurley, guided by NWLT board member Cathy Techtmann. The Gile Flowage feels more like paddling the Canadian Shield country!

50 Years of Private Land Conservation – 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25th at Nicolet College. Presentation by NWLT Executive Director Bryan Pierce and The Nature Conservancy’s Matt Dallman will be followed by a hike at the Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area.

Hiking tour of the Potato River conservation easement property on Saturday, September 29th with botanists Jim & Joy Perry, town of Gurney, northwest Iron County.


Hiking at Interstate Falls

John BatesInterstate FallsWinter, Naturalist (and NWLT Board Member), NWLT Outreach & Monitoring Coordinator Sandy Lotto, and Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) conducted a snowshoe hike with over 30 participants to Interstate Falls on February 8, 2018. If you missed it, the scenic beauty of Interstate Falls is a sight to behold in all seasons. Be sure to stop and visit this unique property. Directions: Look for the Interstate Falls sign along Hwy. 2, just west of  Hwy. 51 near Hurley, WI. There’s a plowed parking area along West Center Drive and signs pointing out the 1/3-mile trail. NWLT purchased the 38-acre Interstate Falls property in 2015, and donated it to the Town of Kimball in 2016. The Town of Kimball now maintains the scenic area as a natural attraction, open to the public.

Summer Hike/Paddle Adventure

IMG_2190The Northwoods Land Trust held a free summer hike/paddle adventure field tour on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The hike/paddle featured two recently-conserved properties in Price County – one on Coolidge Lake and the other on the Sailor Creek Flowage.

Munninghoff Marsh Conservation Easement signed on Earth Day!

Munninghoff-EshelmanSigning42016 015Ann Munninghoff Eshelman and Scott Eshelman celebrated the signing of their conservation easement project at the Sustainability Fair held on Earth Day, April 22, 2016 at the Newbold Town Hall in Oneida County.

Ann’s family property includes one of the premier wild rice wetlands in northern Wisconsin, which attracts many species of waterfowl and other wildlife. The property also includes extensive frontage on the Rhinelander Flowage of the Wisconsin River.


Munninghoff Marsh looking south Aug 2011

Armstrong Creek Conservation Easement celebrated

NWLTChristmas2014-15 071WywialowskiHistoricBarnElizabeth (Liz) Wywialowski joined the Northwoods Land Trust Board of Directors to celebrate the signing of her conservation easement project.

Liz’s family property includes a wonderful historic barn and “cross-over” house in the town of Armstrong Creek in Forest County. To learn more about this most recent land protection project, please see pages 3-5 in the Spring 2015 Newsletter!


Paddle Through the PreserveIMG_0271 (2)

Our paddling adventure on the Squirrel River took us through the heart of the Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve with a stop and hike into the Squirrel River Pines State Natural Area.

Nearly 5.5 miles of natural shoreline along the Squirrel River and the 3,200 acres that surrounds this segment were protected in 2011 by Ken and Carolyn Aldridge with the help of NWLT. The Winter Park Pines Nature Preserve is also adjacent to and is now a buffer and wildlife corridor for the Squirrel River Pines State Natural Area.

Give us at call at NWLT if you’d like to do a similar paddle with your own group. The water is slow moving, but paddlers got their feet wet launching canoes and kayaks and hopping over beaver dams.

Contact the NWLT office at (715) 479-2490 or email with any questions on the paddle trip.