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Yawkey Forest Reserve is one of the largest donations of conservation land in Wisconsin

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

One of the largest outright donations of conservation land to a land trust in Wisconsin, and what we believe is the largest amount of lake frontage, was gifted to the Northwoods Land Trust on October 31st by the Yawkey Lumber Company in the town of Hazelhurst in Oneida County. The new Yawkey Forest Reserve includes just over 430 acres of woodlands, wetlands and wildlife habitat, and protects about 4.4 miles of natural shoreline on beautiful Lake Katherine. According to Yawkey Lumber Company president Robert Hagge, Jr., the property has been under the same ownership for the last 125 years. This is truly an exceptional gift for all future generations on a highly scenic, clear water lake in northern Wisconsin. Our sincerest thanks to all of the Yawkey Lumber Company shareholders and representatives who committed to the lasting conservation of this historic property!

 
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