Summer Hike/Paddle Adventure – August 27, 2016

IMG_2190The Northwoods Land Trust will be holding a free summer hike/paddle adventure field tour on Saturday, August 27th. The tour will start at 10 a.m. – meet at the Fifield picnic shelter east of the intersection of Hwy. 13 and 70. The hike/paddle will feature two recently-conserved properties in Price County – one on Coolidge Lake and the other on the Sailor Creek Flowage. For more details look in the Summer 2016 Newsletter! Advance reservations are requested – call (715) 479-2490 or email

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 22nd 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


NWLT representatives will be participating in theseIMG_0270 2016 events:

Northwoods Sustainability Fair, EARTH DAY April 22nd at the Newbold Town Hall.

Conservation Easement Volunteer Monitor Training, Thursday, April 28th at a conservation easement site near Eagle River (carpool from NWLT office).

Six County Lakes Workshop, Friday morning, June 10th at Nicolet College.

Lac du Flambeau Lakes Fest – 20th Anniversary! Saturday, June 18th at the Lake du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Center, Hwy. 47 west of downtown Lac du Flambeau.

Northwoods Land Trust ANNUAL MEETING – noon on Saturday, June 25th – featuring Interstate Falls! Location – at the Town of Kimball Community Center, West Center Drive and County Rd. D about one mile west of the Intersection of U.S. 2 and U.S. 51 near Hurley.

Forest Fest, Saturday, August 6th at Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Education Center, Eagle River.

Hike/paddle excursion to Coolidge Lake and the Sailor Creek Flowage, with visits to two Price County conservation easement projects – Saturday, August 27th.


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 at our December board meeting at Holiday Acres Resort.

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 was held on Saturday, August 23. The paddle 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.