Beaver Creek Hemlocks Joins Old-Growth Forest Network
The Beaver Creek Hemlocks Conservation Area in Iron County was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN) on September 9, 2013.
OGFN works with the public to identify and ensure the preservation and recognition of the nation’s oldest forests. Almost all of our native forests have been logged or otherwise disturbed. Less than 1% is left in the eastern and central United States, and 5% in the west. OGFN has recognized over 215 forests in 34 states. This is NWLT’s 2nd conservation area to join the network, and the 7th forest in Wisconsin to be recognized.
Information about the importance and role of old-growth forests in northern Wisconsin is available at our website (www.northwoodslandtrust.org/about-us/old-growth-forest-initiative/). There you’ll find the OGFN logo with a link to their website featuring Wisconsin’s enrolled old-growth forests (www.oldgrowthforest.net/wisconsin).